Our ALSIM AL250:
The AL250 simulator addresses all initial phase training needs (PPL, CPL, IR/ME, RNAV/GNSS) and offers both classic analogue and glass cockpit instrumentation for each flight model at the simple flick of a switch. The AL250 has been extremely well received since its creation and more than 65 of these have already been installed and are in successful operation worldwide and it fully satisfies EASA, FAA and Transport Canada certification requirements.
AL250 Simulator Configuration Capabilities:
- Single Engine Piston – Basic (Analogue/Glass cockpit)
- Single Engine Piston – Complex (Analogue/Glass cockpit)
- Multi Engine Piston (Analogue/Glass cockpit)
General Information You Should Know:
- Instrument revalidation checks must be carried out annually by an SACAA Designated Flight Examiner, in line with approved testing procedures, and may be completed on our simulators.
- Although the SACAA limits the flight time in our simulator that you can use as training credits towards licenses and ratings (see below), there is no limit to additional time you can spend in a simulator practicing and honing your skills for your own benefit.
Benefits of Simulator Training
- Simulator training is a cost-effective way to conduct safe and repeatable training. Simulator costs per hour are cheaper than time spent in an actual aircraft.
- A wide range of weather phenomena and system or mechanical failures can be simulated during training. This provides excellent learning opportunity, with no added risk.
- High-quality flight simulators can help you develop techniques and become proficient in many tasks that you need to learn for your instrument rating, like your instrument scan, abnormal and emergency procedures, instrument failures, radio navigation procedures, instrument approach procedures, and cross-country procedures.
- Our simulator offers an up-to-date navigation database and high-resolution graphics for major airports to provide a realistic training experience and aircraft handling performance in the simulator is in line with the actual aircraft type.
- Getting your instrument rating will make you a safer, more proficient, and more confident pilot. If you want to fly for an airline or in any commercial capacity (business jet pilot, air ambulance pilot, cargo pilot, etc.), then getting your instrument rating is a necessary step as you work towards your commercial pilot’s license.
Training Credits of AL250 Simulator
In accordance with the South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA), flight time in our AL250 simulator can be used towards the following:
- 5 hours towards an initial PPL and Night Rating
- 20 hours towards an initial Instrument Rating
- 25 hours towards an ATPL
- 3 hours of training towards an Instrument Rating in another category
- Maximum of 3 hours of dual flight training may be acquired towards a multi-engine class rating
- Annual Instrument Revalidation check (PPL/CPL)
- Aspects of the initial Instrument rating skills test that cannot be conducted in an aeroplane
- Aspects of the initial tests towards a GR I or GR II flight Instructors rating that cannot be conducted in an aeroplane
- GR I or GR II flight Instructors rating Revalidation flight test
- 10 Hours instrument time, including 5 instrument approach procedures and a missed approach for revalidation of an instrument rating lapsed for more than 24 months
- Instrument Rating recency (PPL/CPL)
- RNAV/GNSS training