“He was very helpful in getting my [Air Manager] problem straightened out.”
Hi, I am
Online Flight Instructor
Flight Sim Experience
Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 (MSFS/FS2020)
Certificates & Ratings
UK FI, IRI: Flight Instructor • Instrument Rating Instructor
UK SE CPL: Commercial Pilot License • Airplane Single Engine Land • Instrument Rating
FAA PPL, SE LAND, SE SEA, IR: FAA Private Pilot • Single-Engine Land, Single-Engine Sea • Instrument Rating
I have instructed in:
UK-based instrument-rated flight instructor. I have no plans for an airline career and instead have made the most of my PPL, flying extensively throughout Europe and the US (California, New England, Florida, Texas). I enjoy encouraging others to venture further, leading club trips to foreign destinations and club flyouts.
I thrive on the variety that flight instruction offers, from taking those up for their first flight, through the PPL training course and subsequently on to IFR airways procedures.
Flight simulators offer an ideal complement to real-world experience at a much lower cost. I’ve customised my own simulator, enhancing scenery for dozens of airports on the X-Plane repository as well as tailoring and enhancing instrument panel touchscreens to match real aircraft closely. I’ve built and customised a simulator for the flying club and published several articles in magazines. I closely track the constantly changing regulations in Europe and run a popular ground school class on how to fly abroad.
“Really good session. It’s so useful to have the ability to pause and discuss issues.”
“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”
“During my PPL training, David has been coaching me using a similar set-up in the Sim as in real life. Having a real CFI along with the home simulator sessions has accelerated my learning i.e. handling of G1000, navigating, communicating in a big way. David has also helped me with the set-up of X-Plane and controls. I will continue to work with David along with my instrument rating course.”
“David adapted the lesson to cover precisely the skills I was interested in covering, with good advice about both European and American requirements.”