The simulator, fondly known as G-SIMM, can be booked on a solo basis or with an instructor. G-SIMM provides many possibilities such as refining general handling and procedure skills including PFL's, engine failure, component failure, instrument practice including ILS, NDB holds, and the general instrument scan.
The simulator also comes in very useful for trialing arrivals to new airfields virtually before embarking on the big trip out. This helps by giving newly qualified pilots confidence in what to expect, situational awareness based on the airfield layout and circuits, and, if there are other factors to consider, terrain or water perhaps, how the general image changes out the windows.
We also have a second station in the simulator room which is incredibly useful for instrument work. An instructor can take on the role of an air traffic controller and give you vectors to the ILS, introduce failures including horizon, engine, instrument, pitot etc, as well as change the enroute weather.
The instrument panel is also linked, meaning if your scan isn't quite working, you're gaining height or turning and you haven't spotted it, the instructor can remind you and get you back in the zone.
As with all things, practice does indeed make perfect, and G-SIMM provides a great cost-effective way to refine your skills. Hire is free of charge to members unless you require an Instructor, in which case the standard Instructor fee is applicable.
If you are interested in booking the simulator or you have any questions please contact us.