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Teamwork in the officeIt’s long been recognized that a flight simulator can be one of the largest profit centers a pilot training center can have. Pilots training in a simulator retained 93% of the training session opposed to 17% in the actual aircraft. Management making the decision to purchase a simulator understands its value and profitability. But many times that profitability is in the hands of untrained and unmotivated instructors to the value of simulator training. SimServices believes training management and instructor personnel is just as important as the purchase of the simulator itself. We offer training programs in the operator facility on their own equipment that will enhance management and instructors understanding the value and use of training a simulator to their company. These courses are also very helpful to a company buying a simulator for the first time. Give us a call let us help you get the most out of your personnel and training equipment call 386-748-1900


We currently offer three courses:
Introduction to Flight Simulators
Flight Simulators for Instructors
Flight Simulator Evaluation

Introduction to Flight Simulators is a two-day course intended for persons with limited or no previous exposure to modern flight simulators.

Broad-based introduction to flight simulators, aimed at persons with limited or no previous exposure to modern flight simulation.

SIM INTRO takes two days to complete.

The course includes:

  • brief theoretical background to flight simulation and simulators.
  • brief outline of the operation and functioning of the major simulator systems.
  • outline of current United States and international legislative requirements.
  • discussion of the uses, capabilities and limitations of flight simulators

Prerequisites: None.

Flight Simulators for Instructors A two-day classroom course for persons assigned as flight simulator instructors.

The course includes:

  • Outline of legislative requirements relevant to flight crew training and/or testing in a flight simulator.
  • Concept of the illusion of flight, and factors which contribute to or detract from the illusion.
  • The difference between skill training and expertise training, and the relevance of accuracy in the flight deck representation.
  • Outline of the operation and functioning of the major simulator systems, with emphasis on acceptable and unacceptable simulator behavior.
  • Concept of simulator fidelity and discussion of the data and ATG tests on which assessment of fidelity is based.
  • Uses, capabilities and limitations of flight simulators, with emphasis on practical issues arising during simulator instruction.

There is a written examination at the end of the course. The pass mark is 75%. Students who satisfactorily complete the course and pass the exam are awarded a certificate of completion.

Prerequisites: Assumes students have completed a course in instructional technique and are technically competent to operate the relevant aircraft type.

Flight Simulator Evaluation is a three day course outlining the requirements of the FAA approval qualification in simulator testing and evaluation. This is a good course for company or individual purchasing a simulator of flight training device.

The course takes three days to complete.

It includes classroom lectures and discussions on:

  • the seven sub-systems which make up a flight simulator:
    • computer system
    • sound system
    • control loading system
    • flight deck systems motion system
    • visual system
    • the instructor/operator station.
    • aerodynamics and the purpose of aerodynamic tests in a flight simulator.
  • Computers and their use in flight simulation.
  • Legislative requirements – based on the requirements of FAA (including the ICAO Manual of Criteria for the Qualification of Flight Simulators which has been adopted by USA), and with a comparative look at the International Standards.

Practical aspects include:

  • Examination and use of manufacturers’ flight test data in different typical formats.
  • assessment of the validity of proposed simulator tests by comparing the proposed test protocol against flight test data provided by the aircraft manufacturer.
  • actual objective and subjective hands-on testing of flight simulators which are in current use with a major airline.
  • assessment of the results of practical simulator tests.

Each student is issued a set of printed course notes, a copy of the current FAA simulator standards publication, and a copy of the current FAA simulator standards document. This material is for the personal use and permanent retention of the individual student.

There is a written examination at the end of the course, covering theoretical and practical aspects of flight simulator evaluation and testing. The pass mark is 80%. Students who satisfactorily complete the course and pass the exam are awarded a certificate of completion.

Prerequisites: Assumes students will have a sound working knowledge of flight training, and will understand the operation of multi-engine aircraft, preferably heavy aircraft, including the aerodynamics of flight. Despite this, a flight crew background is not essential.

Aircraft engineers, electrical engineers and computer specialists, including some with no prior knowledge of aerodynamics, have successfully completed the course. We recommend, however, that persons without a flight crew background undertake a guided pre-course study of aerodynamics.

Alternatively, we can provide a customized training course on your premises using your simulators, to meet your specific training needs. We would be happy to discuss possibilities with you, obligation-free.