Aviator Pro: Taking it to the next level.
IA’s Aviator Pro programs are for pilots who simply want to be the best. It’s training to demanding professional standards, from optimizing your aviation equipment to dealing with adverse conditions. It’s conquering challenging situations in a simulator before you ever have to deal with them in real life. Beware! As in real life, many of the following scenarios seem very benign at first glance. This is precisely what draws far too many pilots into a comfort zone with dire consequences.
Ready to take your aviation skills to new heights? Check out our Aviator Pro offerings.
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Get the Most Out of Your Flight Director Aviation Equipment
What Speed Should I Use on the Approach?
Crosswind Takeoffs & Landings
Upset Recovery—Basic and Advanced
Obstacle & Standard Instrument Departures
If the Engine Fails, Can I Get Back to the Runway
Mountain Flying Experience
Let’s Go Find Some “Actual Experience”!
Getting the Most Out of Internet Flight Planning Services or Your JeppView
While most airline pilots won’t fly without a Flight Director, some General Aviation pilots wonder what it is. This scenario covers the fundamentals and advanced techniques of the Flight Director, one of the most beneficial technological advancements in aviation. Make sure you know how to get the most out of this outstanding resource.
Approach speed is a favorite debate topic among pilots. At IA, we say it depends on many factors: the type of airplane, weather conditions, the runway, the actual approach and more. Expect a lively discussion followed by simulator experiences that test your judgment and make you a better pilot.
From crab and slip methods to pilot preference, you’ll study the possibilities before climbing into the simulator for some maximum cross wind practice. But the real fun begins when fly the skies and find some real crosswinds to play in!
If you’re ever looking up at the ground, it’s good to know what to do! Come learn a smart approach to upset recovery. Master the basics in our simulator before flying upside down in our award-winning L-39 military jet trainer. It’s the perfect way to hone your recovery skills before you need them.
Few pilots are comfortable with complicated obstacle departures or standard instrument departures out of non-radar airports. Whether it’s low-ceiling visibility, mountainous terrain or congested airspace, you want to get it right before you meet it face to face. We’ll teach you how.
Return to Base (RTB) is always a hot aviation topic, but you need to know what to do when it’s more than a debate. After practicing numerous scenarios in our simulator, you’ll learn the crucial factors involved in making a RTB decision versus the often safer approach of landing straight ahead.
Mountain flying is an exhilarating experience, but risky if you don’t understand the unique challenges of altitude. IA flight instructors are “Rocky Mountain specialists” who can help you master the variables of high altitude aerodynamics, including weather phenomena, aircraft performance factors and more.
Many instrument pilots have never been inside a cloud or shot a runway approach to minimums. But at IA, we feel it’s important to know both of these experiences firsthand, so we take you where the weather is! Experience Instrument Meteorological Conditions (IMC) for real and you’ll gain a new level of confidence in your piloting skills. You’ll love this course as much as we love teaching it.
There’s amazing technology available today to help plan your flights, but even the best is no better than your ability to use it. We’ll help you get the most out of your Jeppesen Internet Flight Planner, and cover other popular online services such as Flightaware.com and Flightplan.com. Come be amazed.