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Flight Simulation > Gleim Basic Aviation Training Device (BATD)

Gleim Basic Aviation Training Device (BATD)

The Premier FAA-Approved Training Simulator

The all-in-one, plug and play system includes:

  • A high-performance PC
  • Built with the cutting edge X-Plane 11 flight sim engine
  • Three 27” monitors that produce clear, realistic 180° views
  • An interactive 24″ touchscreen instrument panel
  • An independent instructor operating station
  • Honeycomb yoke
  • Rudder pedals
  • All-in-one chassis ergonomically designed for flight simulation
  • Height-adjustable, heavy duty steel frame
  • Comfortable racing style captain’s seat

The system replicates popular Cessna 172 SP aircraft performance and instrument panel configurations.

Designed by Pilots

for Pilots
Equipped with
Two Instrument Panels


  • “Six-pack” style analog gauges
  • Garmin 530 & 430 moving map GPS
  • STEC 55X autopilot
  • Audio panel

Technically Advanced Aircraft (TAA)

  • Simulated G1000 Suite
  • PFD and MFD
  • Autopilot
  • Audio panel

Fly anywhere — Learn everything

The BATD’s global navigational database includes more than

  • 14,000 airports
  • 35,000 runways
  • 33,000 instrument approaches
  • 32,000 SIDs
  • 25,000 STARs

Log Time, Build Proficiency, Maintain Currency

When used for instructional purposes, only an appropriately qualified FAA-certified 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. 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.

Part 61

Aeronautical experience

Up to 2.5 hours in the Gleim 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 BATD may be credited toward your Instrument Rating. 14 CFR Sec 61.65(i)

Part 141

Private Pilot

Up to 15% of the training time required for your Private Pilot certificate may be credited in the Gleim 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 BATD. Appendix C to Part 141

Instrument Currency

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.

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