Features November 2014 Issue
How to use a Simulator
Any given flight lesson can be conducted in a sim the same way you would in the real airplane, right? Yes, but thatís like using a hammer to put in a screw. Thereís a better way.
When we started our sim-training business, we thought our strongest selling point would be logging cheaper time, such as the 20 hours of the instrument ticketís required 40. We were wrong. The sim is a more efficient pilot training environment and shouldnít be seen as a replacement for the airplane. Time logged is a nice bonus, but the real value is the learning efficiency and effectiveness. Once pilots and CFIs understand this, the training opportunities are vastly expanded.