Atp simulator

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  1. John perkins

    John perkins Filing Flight Plan

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    Hey there im currently obtaining my ppl from my flight school. I was curious about atps simulators as my flight school is right next to atp anddoes not have any simulators. Does anyone know if you can use atp simulators for free or any simulators outside of atp for pratice? Im out in the denver area so if you do please let me know. Thanks.
     
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    woodchucker Cleared for Takeoff

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    Aviation =/= Free

    Purchase your own simulator for home use along with the yoke and rudders etc. I used FSX and audio recorded my lessons to replicate practice flying at home. Nothing is free in aviation. The one hour I have recorded in the Redbird (with my CFI) was nearly as expensive as flying the one hour in real.
     
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    midlifeflyer Final Approach

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    A number of flight schools in the Denver area have training devices. Aspen at APA has a Redbird, at least as if a year ago when I visited.

    Why do you want to use one? That's actually a question to ask yourself. They can be effective for certain aspects of your training but of pretty limited use for others.
     
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    Honestly i just want something to help keep my movtivation going. Im not asking to use the red birds and what not,or actully be able to log it as sim time, just anything i can use for free.
     
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    midlifeflyer Final Approach

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    Not too sure you will find what you are looking for. The least expensive stuff out there is going to have no visuals and is designed for instrument work only. That's not free either.

    Consumer home PC stuff like X-Plane or MSFS might be what you are looking for but even that requires some expense to make the experience even close to real flight, and it's not for everyone.