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David Chambers

Online Flight Instructor

Welcome to my profile! Here you can learn more about my experience and book a coaching session. I look forward to working with you soon!
UK FI/IR, Commercial | FAA Private Pilot & Instrument
Private Pilot, Instrument, UK/European ops
X-Plane, Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 (MSFS)

Flight Sim Experience

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Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 (MSFS/FS2020)

PilotEdge • VATSIM

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

Real-World Aircraft

I have instructed in:

PA28 Warrior/Arrow • Cessna 172/182 • Socata TB20



About Me

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.


“David was very personable and knowledgeable. I thoroughly enjoyed the call and am very pleased with his creation of a new Air Manager panel for me. Very worthwhile and efficient use of time. I would have taken many days to even come close to figuring out what he did for me in 90 minutes, which includes explaining what he was doing and how he was doing it. Everything from choosing an instructor, to scheduling the call, to using Zoom was very easy. Glad I found this service.”

— Ed Roberts
Flight Simulation Enthusiast

“David did a great job helping with my G1000 NXi panel(s)/Air Manager/Popout Manager configurations. He’s quite knowledgeable, patient and communicates clearly. Will seek him out for future instruction.”

— Michael M.
Private Pilot

“I had the privilege of receiving flight instruction from David Chambers of Flight Sim Coach, and I couldn’t be more pleased with the experience. David possesses a deep and comprehensive understanding of aircraft flying, especially regarding the G1000 and now the G5 avionics. His grasp of the subject matter is evident, and he is adept at conveying this knowledge in a way that is both insightful and easy to understand.

In addition to learning the intricacies of these avionics, David shared invaluable tips and tricks, enhancing my flying experience and bolstering my confidence in the cockpit. More recently, I called upon his expertise to assist me in configuring 2 x G5 avionics in my Cessna 172 panel. This is the aircraft I plan to use for my upcoming check ride, and David’s assistance was instrumental in ensuring that the panel customization was carried out seamlessly.

His proficiency in configuring this equipment is truly commendable. Not only is David a skilled flight instructor, but he also excels in customizing flight panels, making him an invaluable resource for any pilot or aspiring aviator.

To anyone looking to gain insights into flying, customize their aircraft panels, or even seek top-tier flight training, I wholeheartedly recommend David Chambers. Thank you, David, for your impeccable service and unwavering dedication to excellence in aviation.”

— Jeff M.
Commercial Pilot Student

“He was quite helpful and knowledgeable. He was also able to send me a couple of [Air Manager] instruments that I couldn’t find available online. Both of which he wrote which was pretty neat!”

— Pierson
Private Pilot

“He was very helpful in getting my [Air Manager] problem straightened out.”

— Mark
Instrument Rating Student

“Really good session. It’s so useful to have the ability to pause and discuss issues.”

— Jonathan Tucker
Private Pilot

“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”

— Ken B.
Instrument Rating Student

“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.”

— Wladimir L.
Private Pilot

“David adapted the lesson to cover precisely the skills I was interested in covering, with good advice about both European and American requirements.”

— David G.
Student Pilot

My Content

Blog Post

This article will provide you with an intro to how you can use Air Manager to closely match your home simulator to your real-world cockpit layout.
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