Avia IFR Training Centers has opened its new center at Florida’s Flagler County Airport (XFL) dedicated exclusively to delivering initial and recurrent instrument training programs.
“Our instrument courses have been developed to emphasize judgment and decision-making through the use of carefully crafted, highly realistic scenario-based lessons,” says Cary Green of Avia. “Most general aviation training continues to focus on maneuvers-based competencies, but the reality of the situation is that pilots are getting into trouble because of poor judgment and related ‘soft skills.’ It is our goal to create a rich and enjoyable training experience that helps foster sound decision-making skills in addition to traditional flight proficiency.”
Avia’s flight simulation training device can be configured for a variety of piston singles and twins, and features a three channel projected visual display with a world-wide terrain database, along with video/audio recorders. The use of cockpit video in both the simulator and the aircraft enhances the value of each training session by providing a debriefing aid and permanent record of the pilot’s performance for later self-review, company officials note.
Avia offers several paths to the instrument rating that take the student on real-world missions in the simulator and aircraft. Rather than flying repetitive approaches in the local area as a means of preparing for the practical exam, Avia’s instrument students must plan and execute extended IFR cross-country flights that offer real-world challenges and invaluable learning experiences, officials said. The same real-world approach is used for the recurrent and transition programs to better prepare instrument pilots for safe single-pilot IFR operations.
For more information: AVIA-IFR.com
HYPERLINK “http://www.avia-ifr.com” www.avia-ifr.com