January 2022: New Simulator, Meet our Flight Training Advisor & More!
TAKE OUR NEW SIM FOR A SPIN!
LOCATED AT KPYM & COMING SOON TO KBED
You asked, we delivered. There is a new simulator in Plymouth!
Flight 1 Tech has heard your recommendations and revamped everyone’s favorite Cirrus simulator. It’s new, it’s sleek, it’s almost an exact replica of the SR Perspective+ model flight deck and most importantly, it has a working CAPS handle.
This new model has all our old favorite functions, such as VNAV, WAAS supported GPS, TOGA etc, which enables a pilot to fly complex approaches all the way down to minimums and perform the not so often practiced missed approach procedure.
This not only helps one to log approaches and holds to stay IFR current, but also is carefully designed to mimic the G6 Perspective+ cockpit which allows a novice Cirrus Pilot to become a pro by practicing flows, learning FMS functions and the old “button-ology”.
As Cirrus highly recommends CAPS training for all Cirrus pilots, MGAV now has the ability to provide that training to you in this new and improved simulator. With the addition of the new handle, you can now feel the 45 lbs of force required to pull the handle to activate the chute, simulating a CAPS pull scenario. No pilot wants to be in a situation where a CAPS deployment is necessary, but being prepared is important to avoid wasting several crucial seconds for a successful CAPS pull and safety of your passengers.
Call our office at (508) 591-0889 to schedule a simulator session with your mentor pilot and take advantage of training in a controlled environment where you set the pace!
In-Focus: Meet Benjamin Acker, our new Flight Training Advisor!
If you’ve been a customer for any length of time at MGAV, you know that we are passionate about taking care of our customers in every way. Your aviation experience is everything to us and we want to make it safe, fun, and fulfilling. On that premise, we hired Ben Acker into a newly created role of Flight Training Advisor (FTA).
The FTA is a position you won’t see at many flight schools but we feel our customers deserve someone who is looking after their experience with us on a full time basis. Ben is someone you will get to know and rely on as you schedule your flight training or #CirrusLife adventures. To put it another way, Ben is your “smile advisor”. He is here to make your aviation dreams a reality!
Ben graduated from Bridgewater State University in 2015 with a degree in Aviation Management. After graduating from BSU, Ben returned to his home state of Maine and worked as a scenic tour and aerial photography pilot in Bar Harbor. He flew for two seasons before moving to Massachusetts.
Before joining MGAV, he was the Flight Support Team Lead at Magellan Jets. In this role, he assisted in leading a group of six Flight Support Trip Managers who coordinated private jet charter trips.
Ben is passionate about aviation and is excited to work with MGAV clients to introduce them to the incredible world of flying!
Pro-Tip of the Month by CFII Christian Franqui
Acting as Pilot in Command
As a pilot, we are rarely taught how to be a great pilot in command, nor do we get to fly with many other pilots in command leading up to our licensure. I speak the truth when I say that a flight is no safer than its pilot. So, let’s explore a few ways we can stay true to the awesome responsibility of being pilot in command.
Read more of the ways you can be a helpful pilot in command on your next adventure!