Patrick Kotyuk

‣ FAA Certified Flight Instructor, Flight Instructor – Instrument, Multiengine Instructor

📍   Colorado Springs (KCOS) · Mountain Time


I had a great coaching session with Patrick. He is very patient; informative and very knowledgeable.

– Jerry G.

Flight Simulation Enthusiast (July 21, 2022)

Learning how to fly is the best thing I have ever done. Be able to meet with Patrick once a week is the second best thing I have ever done. Seriously!”

– Mary Doherty

Student Pilot (September 1, 2022)

About me

I’ve been in love with aviation for as long as I can remember. One of my first memories in aviation was receiving Microsoft Flight Simulator 1995 as a gift in the early 2000s. My fascination for aviation was immediate and since then, flying and flight simulators have been a continuing part of my life both as a hobby and professionally.

I started flight training in 2017 in Austin, Texas, and earned my private pilot certificate in early 2018. I spent the next few years flying as a hobby with friends and family around Texas while saving money to attend full-time pilot training. In 2020 I began full time pilot training earning my Commercial Airplane Single Engine and Multiengine ratings, Instrument rating, as well as my Certified Flight Instructor, Instrument Instructor, and Multiengine Instructor ratings.

Throughout my training, I regularly used my home simulator as a tool to supplement real-world training, practicing new concepts and improving skills without the need to pay for additional flight time. After completing training, I moved to Colorado Springs, Colorado to begin instructing full time and continue to encourage my students to use home simulators as a tool to supplement their real-world flight training.

Flight Sim Coach is a natural fit to help share my passion for aviation and the value of home simulators in real-world flight training and as a rewarding hobby. I like to keep things light and positive in the cockpit and think humor and fun are an important part of making learning effective and enjoyable.

I look forward to meeting you and helping you toward your next aviation goal!

Certificates & Ratings

Certified Flight Instructor
Airplane Single Engine Land
Airplane Multi Engine Land

 FAA Commercial
Commercial Pilot License
Airplane Single Engine Land
Multiengine Land
Instrument Rating

Pilot & Instructor Experience

I have real-world instructing experience in: Cessna 172SP

I have real-world pilot experience in: Cessna 172 (NAV III G1000, “Steam” Gauges), Cessna 152, Piper Archer, Piper Seminole (G500)

Flight Sim Experience

Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020

X-Plane 11

Addons: Zibo 737x, FlyByWire A320Neo, ToLiss A319/A321

Hardware: Honeycomb Alpha, Honeycomb Bravo, Thrustmaster TFRP Pedals, Thrustmaster A320 Joystick, Saitek X52

ATC Networks: VATSIM

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