Our Winter operating hours are:

Sunday to Wednesday 9am - 5pm

Thursday to Saturday 9am - 7.30pm

Opening hours will be reviewed and may be subject to change. Any changes will be notified to the Members in advance.

Outside these times please email: flightdesk@sherburnaeroclub.com

Simulator Training

The simulator, fondly known as 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.

Instrument Training

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. Booking of the simulator is available with a SAC instructor  at the advanced training rate.

If you are interested in booking the simulator or you have any questions please contact us