Initial Instrument Training
Instrument Proficiency Check IPC
Jim founded Centerline Air to provide personalized flight training grounded in real life flying experience. All to often Jim experienced flight proficiency checks, instrument proficiency checks, and even new ratings instructors with many fewer hours and experience than himself. The instructors he really enjoyed were the seasoned professionals with decades of flying experience behind them. To that end we hope to bring to the knowledge seeker real life application experience and value in the learning journey.
Instrument flying is far more than passing a test, it is serious business that requires a added level of precision to flying and more importantly an added awareness of risk management. We like to think of the initial instrument rating as a license to learn. Jim brings years of real life IFR experience to the IFR student.
In our continuing effort to provide the most advanced and realistic instrument training experience we have added the ICARUS view limiting device to portfolio of tools. These tools include our Technologically advance aircraft, our FAA certified flight simulator, and now the state of the art view limiting device.
The ICARUS device is made of a special film that the pilot wears in front of their eyes clamped onto a hat. With either a push of a button on the controller or a tap on our app, the visor will become cloudy. Your instructor can control the amount of occlusion and the speed at which the visor goes from clear to completely cloudy. It is extremely lightweight and comfortable to wear. Now the physical sensations of flight can be combined with the controllability of a simulator.
We offer instrument training in our TAA Cessna 182. This aircraft has new Garmin suite that includes a Gamin G3x for primary flight display, engine instruments, maps, traffic, and weather, along with a Garmin GTN 750. The aircraft is equipped with a 275hp upgraded engine, STOL kit, and aux fuel tanks providing a total usable fuel of 111 gal.
We also offer training in aircraft provided by the student.
We incorporate flight simulators in the instrument syllabus. This offers the benefit of reducing cost, but also provides the demonstration and practice of tasks and procedures that may not be economical or even safe in the an aircraft. This simulator can be used to log time towards the instrument rating. Most instrument students end up needing more time than the required 40 hours to gain proficiency. In such a case, why spend the money on aircraft time and fuel when proficiency can be gained on the ground in a BATD.
Our Simulator is equiped with both the Garmin G1000 TAA panel and the Six Pack GNS 530 panel.