Immerse students in STEM and aviation via online flight sim training
Flight Sim Coach connects your school with expert Certified Flight Instructors for an immersive learning experience your students will love.
We will help your school and students utilize flight simulators to reinforce STEM concepts using realistic, hands-on methods, helping your students develop a true passion for aviation.
How does it work? The student simply needs basic flight sim software and a joystick. By using Zoom to share the screen with the flight instructor, they receive one-on-one instruction as if it were a flight lesson in a real aircraft!
“I have made major breakthroughs running those drills you sent over in the past few days. I can’t tell you how excited I am to be working with you. I have made more progress in a few short lessons than I have in the last ten years. The best educational experience I’ve ever had.”
Why incorporate flight simulation into STEM?
Learning to become a safe pilot involves a broad range of disciplines, including:
- Flight planning
- Trigonometry and physics
- Communication skills (air traffic control)
- Management, strategy, prioritization, professionalism
- Human factors (psychology) and risk management
We specialize in offering custom solutions tailored to your school’s needs. However, we also offer the following programs to suit the most common needs.
Turnkey flight simulator purchase and setup support
For schools, students, and their parents who want to set up a flight simulator suitable for any budget. Read more about our technical expertise.
Live classroom and lab instruction (remote)
For schools that already have a flight simulator lab, our remote instructors can provide the highest-quality immersion and support. Instead of one instructor needing to provide feedback and support to a classroom of 15 students, we can ensure each student gets a high-level of personal attention by assigning one instructor to a maximum of 5-6 students.
After school programs
For those who want to take their aviation education to the next level, we can provide a comprehensive range of after-school programs, including:
- Private pilot ground school (culminating in passing the FAA knowledge test, a major milestone for taking the Private Pilot checkride)
- SIM-PPL (complete a simulated version of the private pilot syllabus)
- Hybrid ground school and SIM-PPL
- Advanced training and career mentoring with a variety of industry experts (airline pilots, corporate pilots, and more)
One-on-one support for struggling students
We provide a way for students who need extra support to receive it and reach their full potential.
Support for teachers
We provide an avenue for STEM teachers to receive continuing education credits and provide support for those teachers who are tasked with teaching a STEM curriculum but who do not have an aviation background.
FERPA and ADA Compliance
More info coming soon.
Our Aviation Educators
Our professional, certified flight instructors average over 4000 hours of real-world flying experience. They are flight simulation experts who will teach students the secrets of using a simulator to become a competent and safe pilot.
They offer a wide range of expertise—including in aircraft such as Cirrus, corporate jets, airliners, helicopters, and more.
What Our Students 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!"
"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 have made major breakthroughs running those drills you sent over in the past few days. I can’t tell you how excited I am to be working with you. I have made more progress in a few short lessons than I have in the last ten years. The best educational experience I’ve ever had."
"You made a comment in today's session that you wished I could be your real-world student. Well, I wish you were my real-world instructor.
I also wanted to share that I went on another flight this morning. The instructor was so impressed at my ability to hold altitude in a turn and stay on course that he took videos for me of the altitude, vertical speed and heading indicators. It was a great confidence booster; I owe much of it to the time I spent with you on the sim. Thank you."
"A quick note to let you know that Chris is a GREAT partner to have in this coaching enterprise. He was able to take someone that had not been in a real cockpit for over 20 yrs and was only semi-computer literate and get them programming the GL1000 and auto piloting it. The GL1000 is really a very complex device and of course four sessions only touches the surface, but it was well coached and I am able to navigate basic functions on it that result in successful flights."
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