Powerful, FAA-Approved Flight Simulation
Complete your private pilot certificate or instrument rating in fewer hours
The all-in-one, plug and play system includes a high-performance PC, three 27” monitors, 24" touchscreen instrument panel, instructor operating station, Honeycomb yoke, rudder pedals, sim chassis, and more!
The system replicates popular Cessna 172 SP aircraft performance and instrument panel configurations.
The Gleim Virtual Cockpit BATD is the next step in professional aviation training
Everything you need to learn to fly or teach others.
Tour of the Gleim Virtual Cockpit® BATD components and learn the basics of using the system.
Log Time, Build Proficiency, Maintain Currency
When used for instructional purposes, only an appropriately qualified FAA-certificated flight instructor may make any subsequent endorsements and/or pilot logbook entries. Pilot time in an ATD may be logged as instruction received, instrument time, or total time only.
- Aeronautical experience: Up to 2.5 hours in the Gleim Virtual Cockpit BATD may be credited toward your flight training if received from an authorized instructor. 14 CFR Sec. 61.109(k)(1)
- Instrument Rating: Up to 10 hours in the Gleim Virtual Cockpit BATD may be credited toward your Instrument Rating. 14 CFR Sec 61.65(i)
- Private Pilot: Up to 15% of the training time required for your Private Pilot certificate may be credited in the Gleim Virtual Cockpit BATD. Appendix B to Part 141
- Instrument Rating: Up to 25% of the instrument training time required for your Instrument Rating may be credited in the Gleim Virtual Cockpit BATD. Appendix C to Part 141
- Instrument recent flight experience: Meet the requirements to act as pilot-in-command under IFR or weather conditions less than the minimums prescribed for VFR. 14 CFR 61.57 (c)
- Fly six instrument approaches, holding procedures and tasks, and intercepting and tracking courses through the use of navigational electronic systems to maintain IFR currency.
There is no maximum amount of time that can be logged, only a maximum that can be credited toward your certificate or rating.
Refer to the FAA Letter of Authorization for the complete list of conditions and limitations.
- Learn quickly and economically
- Eliminate distractions
- Develop muscle memory and stick-and-rudder skills
- Learn student strengths and weaknesses before flight
- Tailor instruction to each individual student
- Teach more effectively and train your students to be better pilots
- Increase student retention
- Recruit new student pilots
- Provide cost effective training resources
Designed by Pilots for Pilots
An airplane isn’t the best classroom. Noisy, compact, busy—it’s easy for students to become overwhelmed with new information. Mastering aeronautical knowledge and honing your technique in a simulator reduces flight training time and maximizes the time you spend in your airplane.
- Interactive touchscreen instrument panel.
- Independent instructor operating station.
- Panoramic triple-display produces clear, realistic 180° views.
- All-in-one chassis ergonomically designed for flight simulation.
- Height-adjustable, heavy duty steel frame.
- Comfortable racing style captain's seat.
- Width: 72″ (plus instructor station)
- Length: Adjustable from 55″ to 72″ (seat position)
- Height: 47″ from floor to top of seat
Watch us put together the Gleim Virtual Cockpit BATD.
Practical Simulator Use as a Training Aid
Gleim Aviation and X-Plane presented for the National Association of Flight Instructor's Professional Development Center at EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, WI, on July 28, 2018.
- Learn an abridged history of the use of simulators as a flight training aid, about the various types of simulators, and what FAA approval means.
- See how effective simulators can be for training and what it takes to build an economical flight simulator.
- Get tips for using off-the-shelf flight simulator software to build proficiency.
- Dispel several common myths and misconceptions about simulators.