Our Training Fleet
Fly It Simulator
The FLYIT Professional Helicopter Simulator is a two place, side-by-side seating flight training device having a cockpit with dual controls providing hands-on instruction for hovering and all flight maneuvering. A complete instrument panel is provided for visual and instrument training. In 2013, our simulator was upgraded by the manufacturer to bring it to the latest configuration. The new configuration includes the Garmin GNS 430 which allows for easy transition from the simulator to helicopter for instrument training.
Instrumentation is displayed full size on an LCD display monitor. VFR or IFR panels can be selected or users can design their own panels. All switches and controls are hard mounted and replicate size, shape, colour and location of those in the real aircraft.
A 93″ wide x 78″ high, rear projected ground reference out-the-window view provides 110º of accurate situational and positional awareness.
Our Flight Simulator has been evaluated and approved by Transport Canada as a Level 2 Flight Training Device. Depending upon the training program you are enrolled in, the time logged in the simulator may be used towards the issuance of the rating saving time and tuition.
The four place Robinson R44 is our primary trainer due to its acceptance in the market as a versatile, capable, safe and widely used helicopter in Canada and throughout the world. It is after all the world’s top selling helicopter with deliveries exceeding 5,000 by the end of 2009.
Consider this job scenario – Two entry level pilots of equal skill, experience, and attitude apply for their first flying position as an R44 line pilot. One has 90 hours on an R-22, and 10 hours on the R44, the other applicant has 100 hours on the R-44. The pilot with the experience on the R-44 has the advantage and stands a far better chance of getting the job and filling the pilot seat.
Bell 206 Jet Ranger
The five place turbine powered Bell Jet Ranger like the R44 is widely used on multiple mission profiles in Canada and throughout the world. It will likely be the first turbine powered helicopter you will fly as an entry level pilot.
The two place Robinson R22 is by far the most popular light trainer. For those students that have limited training dollars the R22 may be the difference between getting a helicopter pilot licence and just dreaming about it. The R22 does have some weight limitation restrictions for the large student pilot and has very limited application in the commercial helicopter market beyond training. There are very few entry level pilot positions for graduating pilots with only an R22 Type Endorsement.