Logging Time in the Gleim Virtual Cockpit® BATD

Basic Aviation Training Devices, also known as BATDs, allow pilots to credit training time towards Private Pilot and Instrument Rating training courses. The amount of time that may be credited depends whether the course is conducted under 14 CFR Part 61 or 141. In addition to logging training time, BATDs can be utilized by instrument rated pilots to maintain their instrument recent experience requ...
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Gleim Virtual Cockpit®️ BATD Instructor Operating Station

Gleim recently launched the FAA-approved Gleim Virtual Cockpit®️ BATD. In only a month, Gleim has already delivered the simulator to flight schools, high school STEM education programs, student pilots, simulation enthusiasts, and government agencies in every corner of the United States and internationally who have found the system to compliment their training needs. The powerful simulator inclu...
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Introducing the Gleim Virtual Cockpit® BATD

Flight simulation has become a critical component of primary flight training. Simulators help pilots complete their flight training faster and they tend to learn more about their aircraft, systems, procedures, and maneuvers. This all helps students become safer pilots while also saving money. To help pilots-in-training, Gleim launched the X-Plane Flight Training Course in 2015 which revolutionized...
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Flight Simulator Yoke Review and Compare

Gleim Aviation Chief Instructor, Paul Duty, reviews and compares several types of flight control systems for home flight simulators. If you have any questions or suggestions for another video about flight simulation, please contact us. Thanks for watching!  Links to buy and Time Stamps: Logitech Extreme 3D Pro Joystick - 0:50 CH Products Flight Sim Yoke (not recommended) - 2:05 Logi...
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Best Practices for Flight Instructors Using Simulation

Flight simulators are a wonderful tool that instructors can utilize to maximize student learning. However, many flight instructors are not familiar with how to set up and use a simulator to conduct meaningful training. If you have not used simulators previously, they can seem intimidating, but once you learn the basic functions of your device, the possibilities for training are endless. Each fl...
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Mastering Crosswind Approaches and Landings

As pilots, we often experience an approach to landing with winds that are not directly aligned with the runway. Any time a crosswind condition exists, control inputs are required to ensure that the airplane’s flight path remains in line with the extended runway centerline. Without these control inputs and corrections, the airplane will be side-loaded (more on that later) and could potentially roll...
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Cade Museum Partners with Gleim for Learning to Fly Exhibit

Gleim Aviation has helped people pass millions of FAA tests and learn to fly. When we heard a local museum was featuring a Learning to Fly exhibit this summer, we had to participate! The Cade Museum for Creativity & Invention in Gainesville, Florida is a perfect spot for kids, teens, and adults to explore and take a field trip. The Learning to Fly Exhibit is open now through Sunday, July 7. ...
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Tennessee Aviation Teacher Helps Students Find Their Path

Across the country, schools have let out for summer and teachers are already looking toward what’s to come in August. Aviation programs have cropped up in high schools and Career Technical Education centers everywhere, and Gleim Aviation is thrilled to support these programs. Today we are highlighting a school in Tennessee using flight simulation to provide hands-on training to supplement stude...
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The 2nd Annual FlightSimExpo is Next Weekend in Orlando

There is no doubt that flight simulation is changing the landscape of aviation training. Pilot training has become more practical, with unprecedented progress in student preparation. Gone are the days when students and instructors simply talked about common errors and potential mishaps too dangerous to practice in an airplane. Flight simulation takes the fundamentals learned in ground school even ...
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From Filmmaking to the Flight Deck: An Animator’s Guide to Training in VR

Emily Amadhia King (née Albee) is a retired animator who has worked for companies such as Walt Disney Feature Animation, NBC/Universal, and Activision. Her credits include Dinosaur, Battlestar Galactica, Babylon 5, and Kaze: Ghost Warrior. Recognized with a Peabody Award for her contributions to outstanding visual effects for the Battlestar Galactica series (the show received an Emmy for an episod...
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North Dakota Instructor Starts STEM Aviation Program, Shares Insights

Having just returned from winter break, Thomas Sando, Aviation Instructor at Williston High School in Williston, North Dakota, is launching his second semester teaching aviation. His students are getting a head start as pilots with the school’s new STEM Aviation program, and we wanted to share his success! What is STEM? Thomas spoke with Gleim about teaching high school aviation and shared some ...
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Five Tips to Save Money While Learning to Fly

November 21, 2018 - The holiday shopping season is here and everyone is trying to save money! Black Friday deals have already rolled out at many stores, and Cyber Monday is right around the corner. While everyone is getting swept up in the spirit of saving, it is the perfect time to highlight some tips to save money on your flight training. Below are five tips for flight savings, and we’d love ...
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