About our courses

While we specialize in offering custom coaching to fit your unique needs as a real-world pilot or flight sim enthusiast, you can also pick a a pre-packaged training course that cover our clients’ most frequent needs.

If you see a course you like, how do you get started? 

For an overview of the process, please refer back to the How It Works section of the homepage.

In a nutshell, the next step is to pick a flight instructor. There, you can purchase individual sessions to work through any of these courses (simply include a note in the booking indicating which course you want to follow), or purchase package of sessions (and select the desired course at checkout – or “Custom Training Package” if one is not indicated).

Private pilot

These courses are designed for real-world student pilots who want to get the biggest bang for their buck from their desktop flight simulator.

Private pilot starter

Time to complete: 6 hours

  1. 4 fundamentals, basic aircraft control, trimming (1.5 hours)
  2. Stabilized approaches, wind drift, and crosswind approach techniques (1.5 hours)
  3. Engine failure procedures & other emergencies, time permitting (1.5 hours)
  4. VOR/GPS navigation, or introduction to towered airport communications (your choice; 1.5 hours) 

Private pilot VFR ATC communications

Time to complete: 6 hours

Note: For a more detailed, scenario-based introduction to ATC procedures, we recommend visiting our PilotEdge Training page to explore our VFR/IFR ATC ratings.

  1. Ground operations & runway incursion avoidance (1.5 hours)
  2. Traffic pattern procedures (1.5 hours)
  3. Flight following (1.5 hours)
  4. Uncontrolled airport operations (1.5 hours)

Private pilot advanced

Time to complete: 6 hours

  1. Short/soft field takeoff/landing procedures & advanced emergency procedures (1.5 hours)
  2. Instrument flight (1.5 hours)
  3. Cross country operations, diversions, class B airspace (3 hours)

Instrument rating

These courses are designed for real-world instrument rating students who want to get the biggest bang for their buck from their desktop flight simulator.

Instrument rating starter

Time to complete: 6 hours

  1. Basic attitude instrument flying and basic IFR clearances (1.5 hours)
  2. VOR/GPS navigation, intercepting and tracking courses and airways (1.5 hours)
  3. Holding patterns (3 hours)

Instrument rating advanced

Time to complete: 6 hours

  1. Precision approaches (1.5 hours)
  2. Non-precision approaches (1.5 hours)
  3. Partial panel (1.5 hours)
  4. Complete IFR flight with controlled and uncontrolled airports (1.5 hours)

Sim enthusiasts

Learn how to land

Time to complete: 6 hours

Improve your flight sim landings, covering the following foundational topics:

  • Trimming and airspeed control
  • Centerline tracking
  • Stabilized approaches
  • Flare and touchdown
  • Time permitting: Crosswinds and gusty winds

Not intended for real-world pilots

Flight sim jumpstart

Time to complete: 6 hours

An introductory offering for sim enthusiasts who want to be able to fly general aviation aircraft from point A to point B.

  1. Intro flight with basic flight planning. Normal takeoff procedures, GPS navigation, either hand-flying technique or autopilot usage to control the aircraft (your preference), intro approach & landing
  2. Fine-tune your aircraft control at altitude (especially trimming!) to develop the skills needed to consistently fly proper approaches
  3. Repetitive stabilized approach/landing practice
  4. VFR traffic pattern entries or intro to instrument approaches

Multi-Crew Operations (Virtual Copilot)

Time to complete: Variable

Ready for the ultimate level of realism? How would you like to fly alongside a current airline pilot in your favorite sim aircraft (such as the ZIBO Boeing 737 or Embraer 175), and learn how to perform proper callouts, flows, checklists? Learn about Crew Resource Management and the teamwork that goes into the operation of a scheduled airline flight.

Other

PilotEdge VFR/IFR ATC Ratings

For more information, visit our Pilot Edge training page.

Sim setup/purchase consulting and technical support

Contact us if you need help with setting up your flight simulator or working through a technical issue. We can try to find someone on our team who can help. For complex issues, we have partnered with an experienced simulation software developer who can dig into the technical details of your specific problem.

Other training topics

Looking for something else, but sure what? Check out a complete list of training topics which are possible to cover in your home flight simulator.