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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

X-Plane logo.


Microsoft Flight Simulator logo.

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!


“Phenomenal 1-hour Session with Patrick yesterday. That sesh saved me days of struggling to figure out the intricacies of configuring a sim. Patrick was super patient and professional throughout and really took the time to make sure I was set, including emailing me more info to help me continue my journey….I wanted to let you know how much I appreciate your company and outstanding folks like Patrick who are part of it.”

— Nick De Toustain
Student Pilot

“Patrick went above and beyond to fix my MSFS 2020 problems, don’t waist days to read forums to figure out what is wrong with your simulator, just hire flight sim coach and you’ll be good to go in no time. Thank you guys!”

— Vasi G.
Flight Simulation Enthusiast

“I couldn’t have asked for more from Patrick. He’s a great lad with tonnes of knowledge. He had my sim set-up configured and rolling within minutes and then took the time to explain and test and troubleshoot everything. A week later, at my next real-world PPL lesson, my instructor said the difference in my landings was night and day and he sent me for my second solo with full confidence. Thank you, Patrick. I’m sure we’ll work together again. It was a pleasure.”

— Michael Diggins
Student Pilot

“Patrick was phenomenal! He was extremely patient in working through all the configuration issues I’d been experiencing with my new flight sim setup. Now, I’m good to go!”

— Ray G.
Instrument Rating Student

“Patrick is awesome, he did everything I requested and more! Very pleased.”

— Michael Eversman
Student Pilot

“Patrick was very helpful and went out of his way to ensure that I was setup and ready to fly msfs and xplane 12 on my system. There were many extra pointers and additions he gave me that were valuable. It was a pleasure working with Patrick. Highly recommend him.”

— Jamil Tejpar
Flight Simulation Enthusiast

“Patrick Kotyuk has been great. I’m old and not so great with technology, but he is a wizard with the sim and with suggestions for flying. I hope to stay with him until I have a ppl.”

— Ed Stapleton
Student Pilot

“Exactly what I needed! I learned so much due to Patrick’s exceptional expertise about optimizing settings for X-Plane and MS FS2020. Patrick was very nice, knowledgeable and just a great guy. I’m upgrading my setup so will continue to take advantage of this service. Thanks Patrick and Flight Sim Coach! So grateful that Flight Sim Coach is available.”

— Anne C.
Sim Pilot

“The sessions are very valuable! Its nice to be able to pause what you are doing to discuss a topic, you can’t do that in the air! You can review a topic thoroughly and without rushing it. In a way this is money better spent than paying for rental fees and fuel in order to practice. Patrick is great!”

— Glenn Harakal
Student Pilot

“Instructor was awesome. Really enjoyed it.”

— Ed
Sim Pilot

“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.