"A quick note to let you know that Chris is a GREAT partner to have in this coaching enterprise. He was able to take someone that had not been in a real cockpit for over 20 yrs and was only semi-computer literate and get them programming the GL1000 and auto piloting it. The GL1000 is really a very complex device and of course four sessions only touches the surface, but it was well coached and I am able to navigate basic functions on it that result in successful flights."
"I started flight training for my IR in the summer of 2020. Before getting into the cockpit I did some on line Zoom training with David. My flight training was interrupted by COVID. Then I took a break. Time flies and I realised I had to get going again and as part of that I decided to get a sim set up. I held off as I couldn’t stand the thought of all the fiddling that would be required to find all bits needed and more importantly get them all speaking to one another.
I discussed the set up with David, agreed with him all the bits and bobs needed, then I bought PC, monitors, Xplane, air manager, Reality GTN750, knobster, yoke, pedals, etc. David helped remotely setting it all up. I’m not sure I would have managed on my own. I’d most likely have given up!
Then David and I used it for IR Training via Zoom. Worked a treat. Couldn’t recommend him highly enough for anyone wanting to do the same"
"The coaching session was extremely valuable in configuring my simulated training aircraft setup to perform in a more realistic manner. Also, Patrick was able to resolve an issue I connecting Foreflight and XPlane12. It was an hour of invaluable insights into XPlane12 and its various offerings."
"I realized that it would be a great idea to have a real instructor somehow next to me. I found Mike’s website with exactly the services I was looking for - remote flight sim instruction. I have already had three lessons with Mike who is a real world CFI. I would like to say thank you to him and here is why.
Mike is a good coach with a great flying experience. He really works hard and he is a professional at what he does. He provides lots of theory and practice knowledge.
He has built a clear training plan for me based on my requirements, which we follow.
Remote sim training is a rather new service in the market, but Mike has organized the whole process very efficiently."
Of course, there is huge difference between sim and the real plane. However, in sim you can learn how to do the exercises and to do them correctly, you can study and learn most of the in-air procedures, you can correct your mistakes and train your muscle memory.
I would recommend this service to all real-life student pilots. Moreover, this will save you money, believe me.
"You made a comment in today's session that you wished I could be your real-world student. Well, I wish you were my real-world instructor.
I also wanted to share that I went on another flight this morning. The instructor was so impressed at my ability to hold altitude in a turn and stay on course that he took videos for me of the altitude, vertical speed and heading indicators. It was a great confidence booster; I owe much of it to the time I spent with you on the sim. Thank you."
"In my first session with Mike, we used a sim flight from KDEN to KASE to go over the subtleties and challenges of flying a SID from a Class B to a challenging mountain airport using the G1000 flight planning and autopilot.
In addition to being a commercial pilot, Mike has an extensive knowledge of X-Plane. I learned a lot of new X-Plane tricks like speeding up the sim to bypass sections of the flight not relevant to the training goals, how to video tape and retrieve your flight with actual instrument readings from each moment of the flight, activating an approach vs. a leg, and the use of VNAV in departures and approaches. We also discussed how to best handle autopilot settings with ATC vectors that deviate from the SID.
Can't say enough about Mike's knowledge and teaching skills. It's like having a CFI on call for simmers, as well as those training for their PPL or Instrument Ratings. His fees are super reasonable. Serious simmers and pilots in training are fortunate to have this resource available!"
“Jesse is a great coach. From the initial consultation he took great steps to understand my pain points and how I was looking to improve. Once we got into the sim, it was great having him being able to expertly and efficiently identify corrections to my flight style. I would recommend Jesse to anyone who is looking to learn or improve their flying!”
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