Edmonton Flying Club has four new Cessna 172SP G1000 models
The Cessna Skyhawk is the ultimate training aircraft and the most popular single-engine aircraft ever built. With forgiving flight characteristics, great visibility, a sophisticated glass cockpit outfitted with G1000 avionics, slow landing speed and a forgiving stall - the Cessna Skyhawk is a flight training favorite ideally suited for student pilots. (Cessna Website) The Club also has 1 Cessna 172SP, C-FEGU (2001) with steam gauges.
2016 Piper Seminole
The Piper Seminole has clearly established itself to be the best multi-engine trainer available today. With over twenty years of proven service, both students and instructors can appreciate its ability to perform advanced maneuvers and procedures skillfully and safely. (From the Piper website)
Precision Flight Controls MFD Simulator
The Edmonton Flying Club's flight simulator is a Modular Flight Deck manufactured by Precision Flight Controls of Sacramento, California. Using a specially engineered version of "X-Plane", it has the flexibility and potential to be used to fly anywhere in the world.
The MFD simulator can simulate approximately 20 different types of aircraft from the basic fixed pitch single engine (eg. C172) all the way through a complex multi turbine aircraft such as a Beech King Air.
The Simulator is primarily used for commercial and instrument ratings but can be used for a few hours in each of the various licenses and ratings to give students and members the opportunity to practice complicated exercise with the ability to pause at any time if there is any confusion or questions.
The simulator uses three 61 inch flat screen TV's that surround the cockpit to give a realistic representation of what the pilot sees when they look out of the cockpit windows. The software allows us to generate virtually any type of weather conditions and to fly at any time of the day or night and on any date of the year.
The visual system gives us the ability to simulate many different flights, both Visual Flight Rules (VFR) and Instrument Flight Rules (IFR.)
Dual cockpit controls enable two-crew training including Cockpit Resource Management.
The hands on avionics stack includes a Garmin 430 GPS/NAV/COM, as well as a second NAV/COM, an ADF, a Mode C transponder, and an autopilot.
Interchangeable throttle quadrants give an accurate representation of the hands-on controls related to different types of aircraft.