How Flight Simulators Enhance Safety

Business aviation pilots must be ready for everything from bad weather, to air-traffic-control problems, to the failure of on-board computers. Training in an airplane to handle such situations can be both expensive and dangerous…hence the need for flight simulators.

While early simulators were relatively unsophisticated, the ones in use today mimic an aircraft’s sounds, movements and visual effects so accurately that some crews break into a sweat while training, having completely forgotten that they’ve never left the ground. When a pilot pushes the control wheel on a simulator forward, he feels as if he truly is in an aircraft that’s diving toward the Earth. On “takeoff,” he hears all the sounds he’d hear if he were really
beginning a flight.

Simulators offer the opportunity to practice maneuvers that are too dangerous to try in the sky, such as handling an inadvertent thrust-reverser deployment that could flip an aircraft if the pilot were caught too close to the ground. Flight simulators are an integral piece of the recurrent Part 135 training program. The pilots must successfully complete a sequence of FAA mandated maneuvers and situations to be certified for your flights.

All aircraft we use are Part 135 Certified, one of the most stringent standards in the country. In addition, FlyPrivate requires a third party safety audit of each operator from organizations such us ARG/US, Aviation Research Group of the United States.

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All flights arranged by Private Business Jets, LLC DBA FlyPrivate are operated by Part 135 Certified Air Carriers. FlyPrivate will act as your agent for the purpose of obtaining charter service.


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