“Very helpful in navigating the simulator. Detail oriented, which I believe is a must for a pilot. I enjoyed our time and have scheduled another session.”
Hi, I am
Online Flight Instructor
Flight Sim Experience
Certificates & Ratings
FAA Certified Flight Instructor (CFI, CFII, MEI, CFIG): Airplane Single Engine Land • Instrument Airplane Instrument • Airplane Multi Engine Land • Glider
FAA Ground Instructor (AGI, IGI): Advanced Ground Instructor • Instrument Ground Instructor
FAA Airline Transport Pilot (ATP): Airplane Multi Engine Land
FAA Commercial Pilot: Glider
Specialty operational experience: Extensive glider, banner towing, and tailwheel experience
I have instructed in:
I have also piloted:
I am a US-based FAA-certified flight instructor with over 30 years of experience in general aviation airplanes, gliders, and simulators.
The value of flight simulation can be measured in many ways, either through the personal joy you get as just a hobbyist or the satisfaction you get through the transfer of a process into a real-world situation.
I currently work as an instructor with Professional Instrument Courses (PIC), helping pilots get their IFR ratings in a concentrated, 10-day period.
I enjoy being a part of the coaching outcome, as most educators should. Whether it’s just simulating a takeoff and landing or practicing the intricate dance between ATC, you, an approach flown to minimums with a G1000 avionics suite, and an EFB, I enjoy being a part of the outcome as much as the pilot in training!
Through simulation, we can better control your desired outcome and have fun at the same time.
“Very good experience! My first exposure to real flight training. Looking forward to working with Alan to get my virtual PPL. He is obviously very experienced and knowledgeable and patient with a new student.”
“I had an Oral Exam Practice lesson with Alan, great instructor! Very knowledgable guy! Will definitely be meeting with him again!”
“I really like how Alan guided me through medium turns and how to land at the airport of departure. Now I can objectively evaluate my skills and I’m willing to continue flight training.”
“I am really excited about being part of Flight Sim Coach. I am just getting back into flying and training after a 10-year hiatus. Flight Sim Coach is a game-changer.
I particularly appreciate Flight Sim Coach because when I flew a decade ago, it was really difficult to become an excellent pilot, because the only way to train was to rent a plane and hire an instructor. The problem that occurred was that it was very difficult and expensive to make that happen on a regular basis- not to mention the weather! The time, weather, and expense made it almost impossible to fly on a consistent basis. So much so, that the flying community said that unless you flew for the airlines or needed to fly for work, it was unrealistic to expect to become a proficient pilot.
Flight Sim Coach changes all that. I am able to have a world-class instructor like Alan Edwards train me in my house and fly on a consistent basis. I cannot tell you how this changes the landscape of being a private pilot. I am very fired up about this and look forward to becoming an excellent pilot. Thanks for starting your company.”
“Alan is knowledgeable about the sim and that has been helpful to me in learning it better. Especially the shortcuts. The first session was mostly talking about communication, radios etc. which is important to me.”
“Alan is always well prepared and logical in his presentations. He adjusts what he presents to match my needs. Truly an excellent instructor.”