Coaching for Real-World Pilots/Students

Impress your CFI. Boost your confidence.

The only thing worse than not using the simulator you just bought would be using it incorrectly. Practicing bad habits could cost you hundreds of dollars to re-train with your flight instructor – or even lead to safety issues down the road.
Let’s face it – it can be easy to “goof off” when flying your sim solo. Working with a certified flight instructor specialized in home flight simulation can help give you the tools to practice properly on your own. We also give you a structured approach to ensure you use your time in the sim wisely.
"The instructor was so impressed at my ability to hold altitude in a turn and stay on course that he took a video. It was a great confidence booster; I owe much of it to the time I spent with you on the sim. Thank you."
— Dennis
Student Pilot in Pennsylvania

Save $1000 on your flight training

We care about making sure you don’t waste your money during training. The truth is, flight schools don’t have much incentive for you to use your home flight sim. They make money when their planes are flying.

The problem is that airplanes are terrible places to learn! Furthermore, there’s no reason to first learn VOR navigation, ATC communications, and IFR procedures when you’re spending $200+/hr. 

Using your sim in a smart way could help you save up to $1000 on your training. In the airplane, you will then have more time to focus on the things that can only be practiced effectively in the real aircraft (such as landings and stall characteristics).

The average time to get a private pilot certificate is 60-75 hours, yet the FAA only requires 40 hours. Is it possible to finish closer in closer to the minimum number of hours, while not sacrificing training quality?

Suppose conservatively that with 20 hours of remote flight sim coaching, and substantial “solo” simulator practice, you could shave off 10 hours of real-world aircraft training time (costing around $2000 total).

Spending 20 hours of remote simulator instruction at $50/hour (for a total of $1000), means that effective simulator coaching could save you a net total of: $2000 (airplane cost) – $1000 (remote sim coaching cost) = $1000!

Additionally, by using your flight sim to learn topics such as ATC communications, checklists, navigation, etc., your mind and training time will be freed up to focus on the things that can only be practiced effectively in the real aircraft (such as landings), allowing you to get the biggest ROI on each moment spent in the airplane.

Improved training quality and efficiency

Aside from the cost advantages, desktop simulation offers many other benefits that will improve your flight training experience.

The power of pause

Unlike in real-world training where it’s not possible to do an in-depth debriefing until you’re on the ground (and probably an hour has passed!), in the sim, we can pause at any point to discuss a maneuver in-depth or help you fully understand a confusing concept. This is extremely powerful, and it is one of the reasons that each hour of simulator coaching can be far more impactful than an hour of real-world instruction.

The power of repetition

You can efficiently practice procedures many times before you ever step in a real aircraft, and learn to handle situations that are much more difficult that you could safely or reliably practice in real life. After all, this is how the airlines approach training – and for a good reason!


Pre-solo training at night? This is no problem in your home sim, where we control the environment. In certain parts of the world with inclement weather conditions, it could take weeks to schedule the same amount of training we can do in a matter of days.

After your coaching sessions, you will have an effective platform for solo practice at home. In any weather. At any time of day. At zero cost to you.

Optimized learning

Your home sim is a more relaxed environment than the real airplane, leading to improved learning. Train in the comfort of your own home, in a stress-free, turbulence-free environment where you can pause the simulation at any sign of doubt and instantly get a clear explanation from your CFI.

With a remote coach by your side, you will held accountable to practice and consider real-world procedures and airmanship principles – for example, clearing turns and constant engine out landing site awareness.

Some clients find that simply having someone observe them helps to create a more focused environment while they’re flying their sim.

You can start practicing procedures and maneuvers while you’re studying for your written knowledge exams, making the information you’re learning more meaningful.

Finally, with desktop simulation, it is far easier to conduct Scenario-Based Training, given the ability to set any scenario on demand (weather, aircraft loading, airport, etc.)

Ready use your sim to propel your training?

Schedule a free consult with one of our Certified Flight Instructors. They will develop a training plan to suit your specific needs.

Share your screen as you fly your simulator, using software such as Zoom. What does this look like? Check out some of our sample lessons to find out.

Execute your instructor’s plan to help you become a safe pilot in the most efficient manner possible.

Don’t have a flight simulator yet?

No problem! Schedule a pre-purchase consult with our flight sim hardware/software expert, who will take all the pain out of purchasing a simulator that fits your exact needs and budget.

Already a pilot wanting support staying proficient?

Any of our instructors would be pleased to work with you as well. We also recommend exploring a unique program designed for pilots like you called SimGym.
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