Why Train in a Helicopter Flight Simulator?
The flight simulator is where your special skills and knowledge as a pilot are tested and honed. Emergencies that you couldn’t possibly train for in a real helicopter can be experienced and successfully handled in the simulator.
The FAA requires licensed pilots to learn emergency flight procedures, but what happens to this knowledge after 500 or 1000 hours of flawless flight time? Effective emergency procedures are instinctive and habitual, but they must be practiced to remain effective.
With a flight simulator, you can maintain life saving habits and nurture muscle memory in a machine that not only accurately represents true flight, but is also a fraction of the cost of flying a real helicopter. Simulator hours also count towards up to half of the required instrument flight time for your instrument rating, and may apply to limited portions of other licenses, too.