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Hi, I am

Patrick Kotyuk

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!
Private Pilot, Instrument, Sim Enthusiasts, Tech Support
X-Plane, Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 (MSFS)

Flight Sim Experience


Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 (MSFS/FS2020)

Zibo 737x, FlyByWire A320Neo, ToLiss A319/A321
Honeycomb Alpha, Honeycomb Bravo, Thrustmaster TFRP Pedals, Thrustmaster A320 Joystick, Saitek X52. Built my own sim PC.

Certificates & Ratings


FAA Flight Instructor (CFI, CFII, MEI): Certified Flight Instructor • Instrument • Airplane Single Engine Land • Airplane Multi Engine Land


FAA Commercial Pilot (ASEL, AMEL, IR): Airplane Single Engine Land • Airplane Multiengine Land • Instrument Rating

Real-World Aircraft

I have instructed in:

Cessna 172SP

I have also piloted:

Cessna 172 (NAV III G1000, “Steam” Gauges) • Cessna 152 • Piper Archer • Piper Seminole (G500)



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. I currently have given over 1000 hours of real-world flight instruction.

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!


“The flight sim coaching is awesome very informative and fun to learn and I am learning things that I thought I will never learn in flight sims”

— Chris
Flight Simulation Enthusiast

“Great flight sim coaching session with Patrick — Really appreciated having him be CFI in the virtual “right seat” of my home sim as I use X-Plane to supplement my PPL proficiency program. I picked up some good tips that I will apply both in the sim and in the air.”

— Bill A.
Private Pilot

¨Patrick Kotyuk did an excellent job in calibrating my XPlane 12 snd Honeycomb setup! It was money and time very well spent. Flight Sim Coach exceeded my expectation in coordinating the schedule with Patrick. I highly recommend Flight Sim Coach, and Patrick Kotyuk!”

— Doug Kindred
Private Pilot

“Patrick is very knowledgeable and patient. He effectively communicates technical concepts in a way that they are understood. I have enjoyed working with him and look forward to continuing the journey.”

— Terry Faulkner
Instrument Rating Student

“The coaching session was extremely valuable in configuring my simulated training aircraft setup to perform in a more realistic manner. Also, Patrick was able to resolve an issue I connecting Foreflight and XPlane12. It was an hour of invaluable insights into XPlane12 and its various offerings.”

— David Jones
Flight Simulation Enthusiast

“My session with Patrick was absolutely awesome. Flying with VR in MSFS using VATSIM for controlling changed my flightsim world. As a perpetual private pilot in training, this was the most realistic experience next to the real thing. The only thing missing was the loud rumble and vibration of the engine, sensory orientation and the smell of aviation fuel.”

— Howard Rhett
Student Pilot

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

— Jerry G.
Flight Simulation Enthusiast

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

— Mary Doherty
Student Pilot

My Content


Ride along as Certified Flight Instructor Patrick walks you through the procedures used to fly the CAT-03 rating on PilotEdge. This consists of flying three traffic patterns and all associated communications procedures. Today he will be flying the G1000 Cessna 172 using Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020.