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Gleim Virtual Cockpit® BATD (FAA-Approved)


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Use the FAA-Approved Gleim Virtual Cockpit BATD (Basic Aviation Training Device) for private pilot and instrument training to develop proficiency, and maintain instrument currency.

Shipping note: Freight costs will not be calculated when you check out. Your order will be held until our team contacts you to calculate the freight. Shipping only available to addresses within the United States.

Letter of Authorization
Easy Assembly


Affordable FAA-Approved Flight Simulation

The first and only FAA-approved simulator built with the cutting edge X-Plane 11 flight sim engine. Use the Gleim Virtual Cockpit BATD to develop or maintain proficiency with flight modeling based on the most popular training aircraft in the world, the Cessna 172.

The all-in-one, plug and play system includes a high-performance PC, three 27” monitors, 24″ touchscreen instrument panel, 22″ instructor operating station, Honeycomb yoke, rudder pedals, sim chassis, and more!

The system replicates a Cessna 172 SP with traditional and technically advanced aircraft (TAA) instrument panel configurations.

For complete details, visit the Gleim Virtual Cockpit BATD page online.

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.

Build VFR and IFR Proficiency

The Gleim Virtual Cockpit BATD delivers the ultimate immersive experience with a global navigation database and more than 33,000 instrument procedures. The Gleim X-Plane Flight Training Course includes every private pilot flight lesson from our FAA-approved syllabus.

Instructor Operating Station

The BATD includes a dedicated terminal for an instructor. Easily manipulate weather, location, system failures, and more! Detailed aircraft telemetry and engine analytics can be viewed in real time, or you can record flight data for review and analysis.

Flight Yoke

Honeycomb Alpha Flight Controls yoke with integrated switch panel and ignition switch.

Rudder Pedals

Control the rudder and toe brakes of your aircraft just like the real deal.

Pro-Grade Throttle Quadrant

The Pro Flight Throttle Quadrant allows for precise control.

Fully Integrated Virtual Flight Training

Unlimited Students. Unlimited Instructors. Unlimited Potential.

Based on the same Gleim Private Pilot Syllabus used in FAA-approved Part 141 flight schools, all lessons are integrated with the ultra-realistic X-Plane flight simulator software. As students safely learn their flight maneuvers on the ground in accordance with the Airman Certification Standards, instructors can monitor each student’s individual progress. Lesson history is automatically saved and synchronized across each simulator on your network* running the Gleim course.

The Gleim X-plane Flight Training Course Multi-User edition is included with a 1-year access license.


  • Intel i5-12400 6-Core processor at up to 4.4 GHz Turbo
  • 16 Gigabytes of DDR-4 3200MHz RAM, Supports Up to 128GB
  • 1TB SSD (Solid State Drive) at 3500MB/s
  • Nvidia RTX 4060Ti 8GB
  • 700-Watt Power Supply
  • One Year Warranty
  • 2.5 Gigabit Ethernet Port
  • Wireless-AX (WIFI-6)
  • Multiple USB 3.2 ports
  • 8-Channel Audio
  • Windows 10
  • Wireless Keyboard and Mouse
  • 8-Outlet 2300 Joule Surge Protector
  • 2.1 Stereo Speakers with Subwoofer
  • Three 27″ 1080P Monitors (external visuals)
  • One 24″ 1080P Touchscreen Monitor (instrument panel)
  • One 22″ 1080P Monitor (instructor station)

Spec revision date: December 19, 2023


Floor space required for the cockpit is approximately 6 ft x 6ft.

  • Length is adjustable from 55″ to 72″.
  • Minimum height is 47″ from the floor to top of seat.

The instructor operating station is approximately 28″ wide by 18″ deep and 72″ tall.

System Requirements

Internet connection required for product activation and updates. (Some functions will not work without a connection).

Qualification and Approval Guide (QAG)

View the current QAG here

Letter of Authorization


Shipping costs will not be calculated when you check out. Your order will be held until our team contacts you to calculate the freight shipment. Freight shipping usually costs between $250-$900 in the United States depending on several factors.

Shipping is only available to addresses within the United States.

Easy Assembly

Assembly tools and hardware such as bolts, nuts, washers, and hex keys are included. Printed step-by-step instructions are included with supplemental online videos. Frame assembly takes approximately 30 minutes. A complete system with all electronics and peripherals takes about 2-3 hours to set up.