A new way to build and maintain IFR skills
At Flight Sim Coach, we help you become a safer and more proficient pilot from the comfort of home. We connect you with experienced flight instructors who provide remote instruction as you fly your home flight simulator—at any time of day, in any weather.
Our team of instructors is here to support you before and after the PIC 10-Day IFR training program and help you achieve a successful training outcome.
Start your 10-Day IFR Course with confidence
Our instructors can help you get a head start on PIC’s curriculum by having you master fundamental skills such as instrument scanning and VOR intercepting/tracking.
These are skills that new IFR students often struggle with, and which can benefit from repetitive at-home drilling with the coaching of an experienced remote instructor. All at a fraction of the cost of in-aircraft instruction.
Regardless of whether you own a flight simulator, we can provide expert support as you are studying for your FAA knowledge test–assisting with practice questions and helping ensure your full understanding of the concepts, and helping you get more familiar with EFB apps such as Foreflight.
Don’t have a sim yet?
No problem! We offer technical support to help you put together the ideal home simulator to match your aircraft and its avionics. We have extensive expertise in flight simulator hardware and software to help you optimize your setup.
Our unique remote instructor capabilities
Imagine being able to conduct the same type of scenario-based training that airline pilots complete, all from the comfort of home. Maybe dealing with unexpected changes in wind or visibility conditions on an approach. A possible fuel leak during cruise. Or a failure of your GPS when flying an RNAV approach.
We have developed customized software for X-Plane which allows our instructors the ability to help push your skills to the next level by creating dynamic, challenging scenarios during your remote coaching sessions.
Using the Flight Sim Coach Connect software, your instructors can control your simulator, inject failures remotely, and see your position on their radar to provide vectoring.
For more advanced students or for proficiency training after your instrument rating, this capability helps provide the ultimate at-home scenario-based training (SBT) experience and an opportunity to practice your aeronautical decision-making (ADM) and single-pilot resource management (SRM) skills at home.
Our Featured FAA CFIIs
Our professional instructors average over 4000 hours of real-world flying experience. They are flight simulation experts who will teach you the secrets of using your sim to become a competent and safe pilot.
They bring a wide range of expertise to your fingertips—including in aircraft such as Cirrus, corporate jets, airliners, helicopters, and more.
One of our instructors (Alan Edwards) is even an instructor with PIC and is a great match for those preparing for the PIC program
What Our Clients Say
"In my first session with Mike, we used a sim flight from KDEN to KASE to go over the subtleties and challenges of flying a SID from a Class B to a challenging mountain airport using the G1000 flight planning and autopilot.
In addition to being a commercial pilot, Mike has an extensive knowledge of X-Plane. I learned a lot of new X-Plane tricks like speeding up the sim to bypass sections of the flight not relevant to the training goals, how to video tape and retrieve your flight with actual instrument readings from each moment of the flight, activating an approach vs. a leg, and the use of VNAV in departures and approaches. We also discussed how to best handle autopilot settings with ATC vectors that deviate from the SID.
Can't say enough about Mike's knowledge and teaching skills. It's like having a CFI on call for simmers, as well as those training for their PPL or Instrument Ratings. His fees are super reasonable. Serious simmers and pilots in training are fortunate to have this resource available!"
“Jesse is extremely knowledgeable and shows great patience in guiding me through our lessons. He explains all points and objectives clearly and also provides notes on the lesson and what we aim to achieve going forward. Jesse is a great teacher and I am enjoying our time together learning to fly.”
"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."
"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"
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When you’re ready to begin, please leave your contact information here, and we will be in touch to match you with an instructor.
You are also welcome to pick your own instructor and schedule a lesson or free consultation immediately.
What happens if I have already passed my instrument checkride?
First off, congratulations! While flying IFR in the real-world is critical to maintaining your proficiency in the weeks and months after your checkride, Flight Sim Coach’s services can be an invaluable supplement in between flights.
There are many ways we can help you stay proficient. Our instructors can suggest various missions, including those conducted with live ATC services on the PilotEdge network, to help expose you to various new airspace, approach types, and unique conditions.
You can even push your skills to the next level by learning about airliner operations from one of our airline pilot instructors – teaching you ways to apply professional pilot procedures to your own IFR flying.
We’re glad to offer PIC graduates a 20% discount on their first session. Simply email us at email@example.com for more information.
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