FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Banyan Pilot Shop now offers pilots the chance to use — for free — the FlyThisSim’s Touch Trainer, an FAA Basic Aviation Training Device that accurately simulates performance on Cirrus, Cessna, Beechcraft, and Diamond aircraft.
This simulator is used by individual pilots and flight schools to keep current on aircraft specific instrument and procedure training. High resolution graphics combined with touch screen technology and switches, buttons and knobs that function like the aircraft, make this simulator an enhanced training experience, Banyan officials noted.
Pilots can train, maintain and log time, including IFR currency, without an instructor, rehearse WAAS GPS LPV, LNAV+V, LNAV and ground based approaches, and master G1000, G600, GNS 430W, Avidyne V7/8, STEC 55X DFC 90 and other avionics.
The Touch Trainer helps with transitioning from analog to a glass cockpit, Banyan officials add.
“We are pleased to offer pilots the opportunity to try the Touch Trainer in our store and have had excellent feedback on it,” says Richard Haughton, Banyan Pilot Shop manager. “One pilot practiced landing and departing from an unfamiliar airport and felt very comfortable after using it.”
Pilots are welcome to try the Touch Trainer at the Banyan Pilot Shop at Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport (FXE) for free and it is available for sale both in-store and online at BanyanPilotShop.net. A basic package includes the computer, monitors, software, flight controls and the table for $5,050, which includes shipping within the U.S.
Additional options are available to add additional aircraft and an additional two years of software warranty and support. Flight school options include adding more aircraft and a commercial license, which allows modifications to the software and a commercial warranty.