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Simulation

Piper Seneca III - FNPT II SimulatorOur Piper Seneca III simulator is a SACAA approved and certified FNPTII trainer and is approved for Instrument Rating Renewals as well as Multi Engine, Night Rating and Instructor Training. It has a 140 degree "wrap around" visual display and an audio system which makes flying the simulator extraordinarily realistic! 

The simulators data-base includes most of the worlds major airports and the scope of weather conditions, emergencies and abnormal senarios that can be trained for is essential for any modern day commercial pilot. Flying at night in stormy conditions with rain, turbulence and lightning - all while handling an emergency, can be VERY realistically simulated.  The dreaded "bird or animal strike" event is so real you'll jump when it "shatters" your windscreen! Situations can be trained for that are far too dangerous to attempt in a real aircraft.

The simulators therefore assist greatly in developing a pilot and readying them for their Instrument Rating and Commercial Pilot Licence. With the ability to revisit the training session where a student pilot may struggle with over and over again, all in rapid succession greatly assists in the students progression. 


Apart from being a cost effective alternative to flying the actual aircraft, the real benefit is that the QUALITY OF TRAINING is enormously enhanced! No wasted time and money spent taxiing out to the runway, waiting for traffic or positioning the aircraft to commence an instrument approach. Virtually any approach procedure in the world can be flown and this can be useful for familiarising oneself with an airfield before undertaking the actual flight. (Just as the airlines do when flying a new route.)

An instant post-flight replay with a printout in plan and vertical profile is recorded for the student to review and is valuable in assessing the student's progress.  Once competent in the simulator students find the migration onto the aircraft for the real excercise easy and fairly uneventful, a 'hidden gem' in boosting a students pilots confidence just before their final test.

All of this for just a fraction of the hourly rate of the actual aircraft!

Career Guidance

Students, parents and sponsors - please read the career guidance page
Students, parents and sponsors - please read the career guidance page

Testimonials

I was most impressed by the professionalism of your staff... I can truly say that I received world-class quality training!
- B. Chambers


Contact FTC

Tel: +27 (0) 44 876 9055
Fax: +27 (0) 86 670 0318
Mobile: 082 787 5384
 
P.O. Box 1332, George, 6530, South Africa

George Airport, Western Cape, South Africa
GPS: S 340024 E 222251

Email: ftc@flighttraining.co.za