I once was privy to a discussion where the value of target practice was being debated. The crux of the situation was that too much target practice would actually have adverse effects on a hunter when they encountered live game. The “counter” to that argument was that the more practice you have the more familiar you become with your gun, sights, trigger pull and so forth. As you can imagine, those supporting the latter point did a lot of target practice and those in favor of the former did virtually none! This becomes germane when you consider the following question: Can someone become a competent, confident pilot by only training on a simulator?

“There is no doubt about it,” Dale Wolcott, president of TURBINE TRAINING in Manhattan, Kansas shared, “there is a great deal that can be taught, and learned, through the use of a Flight Simulator.”

Those things include, but are not limited to:

  • Hydraulic/Brake Malfunctions
  • Blown Tires
  • Engine Failures/Fires
  • Crosswind Landings
  • Comm & Nav Radio Breakdowns

“There are a couple of things that a Flight Simulator can’t provide you experience with,” Jason Wolcott, TURBINE TRAINING’s Vice President pointed out, “including High-Altitude Flight Physiology and High-Altitude Meteorology.”

The latter one has several especially interesting aspects, most notably dealing with Jet Streams. Knowing how to respond to Jet Streams, or even knowing the difference between Subtropical Jet Streams and Polar Jet Streams is valuable information that cannot be gleaned via a Flight Simulator.

When it comes to both Initial Training and Recurrent Training, those at the TURBINE TRAINING CENTER understand the importance of ensuring that they stay on the cutting edge to ensure that you receive all of the training necessary to allow you to accomplish your dreams and goals! As one of the leading cessna training centers in the country, TURBINE TRAINING features both Initial and Recurrent Training for Cessna Caravan, Cessna 208 training; King Air 90 Training, King Air 200 Training and King Air 300 Training. If you have any questions about the process for receiving TRAINING, contact TURBINE TRAINING at 1-866-335-1224 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The Wolcotts and their staff would be happy to assist you in your quest for Initial Training or Recurrent Training regarding Turbine Engines - and will give you the opportunity of being on the cutting edge of training by using their simulators.

To learn more about TURBINE TRAINING go to: www.turbine-training.com
To learn more about this topic, research “Non-Simulator Aviation Training”)

Published October 13, 2015