How Flight Simulators Can Help Pilots
The benefits of owning a flight simulator are extensive for experienced pilots and training pilots alike. For those that fly in the real world, it gives them a true advantage and proves to be a worthwhile investment. We’ve created a list of some of the best benefits flight simulators can provide!
Stay Proficient and Current
Keeping up with licenses and check flights can be difficult especially during our current state in the world. If you are a private pilot, you know that all too well, when you’re faced with having to do a certain number of hours a year but have trouble getting the time in. Of course, you don’t want to quit flying because it’s your passion. Thankfully many pilots like you have been introduced to flight simulation, and that’s changing the game.
Flight Simulators are also great at training you on your abilities to perform the basic flying routine, and even extraordinary conditions like stronger winds and bad weather.
Develop Muscle Memory
Flight Simulation is a great way to train and develop your muscle memory as a new pilot. Transforming repeated movements into second nature helps in stressful situations that can come up. Knowing instinctively where to reach for certain knobs or buttons can make a huge difference in your flying confidence and in high workload scenarios.
With our products like the G1000 trainer, you experience the most realistic flight experience without leaving the ground. From the ambient cockpit light sensor to the state-of-the-art cockpit display system, we deliver 100% functionality and a 360° experience that fully replicates the real thing so you can practice effectively while developing muscle memory.
Safety & Confidence
Some of you have been flying for many years and possibly even before there were flight simulation options like there are now. Flight simulators have been big steps for safety because you have a visualization of your flying track. You can simulate the complete arrival, approach, and landing before you ever have to do it for real which is great for situational awareness in both VFR and IFR. You can also train in situations you usually would not, like flying alone or in bad weather conditions. This can greatly improve your confidence when flying in the real world. You can create inflight scenarios that are incredibly real but are definitely too dangerous to attempt in a real airplane.
Flying an aircraft takes time, not only in the time spent in the air because there is simply a lot involved. Using a fight simulation can effectively save you time. For example, you can perform three approaches in an hour and not just one approach in three hours like it usually is in real life. In real life, that may not be possible, but with flight simulation, you can concentrate your training in a shorter time frame. And who doesn’t love saving time?
Also, who doesn’t love saving money? The numbers don’t lie when you invest in a flight simulator, you can train much more hours with less money. Of course, you have to buy the necessary elements, hardware, and software but it’s worth it if you compare to the price of renting an aircraft.
Reduce your Carbon Footprint
With flight simulation, you can reduce your carbon footprint which is very important to keep in mind as a pilot. The amount of electricity you use firing up your simulator does not compare to the burning of fuel from an aircraft.
There is No Better Time to Invest in a Flight Simulator from Aviatek
2020 has been a year of changes and new norms for pilots, with lots of you stuck inside more than often. A Flight Simulator from Aviatek can bring great value to your career and also allow you to get lost in the sheer enjoyment of flying.
Take a look at our products whether you want a whole comprehensive package or just a single component we are here to help you create the best virtual fight experience.
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*This blog post was prepared with the help of one of our clients who is a private pilot, thanks Christian!