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ATC 810 Flight Simulator Training at YVR Airport

General Information

We are pleased to offer instrument/multi engine procedures training on our ATC 810 flight simulators at our training centre at YVR airport. We also offer solo rental of our sim for those wishing to practise their flying skills and instrument procedures on their own (for solo rentals, we do the set up/pre-flight configurations for the area of your choice for no additional charge so that you can focus on practicing your IFR flying skills).

In addition to offering training covering all standard instrument flight procedures, we also provide multi-engine SOPs training and emergency procedures training. Our ATC-810 flight simulators offer HSI, RMI, ILS, VOR and DME along with variable scale plotters (so that you can obtain published IFR approach procedures directly off the approach plate). In addition to instrument approaches and enroute NAVAIDs for the Vancouver area, our simulators offer additional EPROM maps for training at Calgary, Winnipeg, Toronto, Washington State USA and JFK/New York USA. Given that the ATC-810 is a standard IFR sim used in IFR training programmes at many training locations in Canada, it continues to offer an excellent platform to learn IFR skills with a quality emulation of handling and performance characteristics of turbo-charged cabin class twins in the 6,500 lbs - 8,000 lbs TOGW range (e.g. Cessna 400 series, Piper Navajo and Beech Duke).


Our training rate for our ATC 810's starts at only $75.00 per hour dual and $30.00 per hour solo with no additional charges for pre and post flight briefings and/or simulator trip set-up and configurations (taxes are extra). We also provide optional Morse Code instruction: think about it - how many pilots do you know that can actually identify NAVAIDS based on knowing the code rather than having to "look up" each NAVAID's Morse ident?!! Train with us and you can be one of those few, superior pilots that actually knows the code. In addition to IFR procedures training based on standard Nav Canada format IAP's, we also offer USA IFR approach procedures instruction based on Jeppesen and US government charts. In many cases current IAP's (Nav Canada, Jeppesen, NOAA) can be used for several of the airports in our sim EPROM databases (see below for available airports). And even if you have an IFR rating, how sharp are your IFR skills? It is always useful to conduct refresher/recurrency IFR and emergency procedures training and our sim is perfect for this purpose.

To arrange a booking, call us at 604-279-0179 or drop by our training centre.

Our YVR airport training centre is conveniently located near the main terminal at YVR airport at Unit 130 - 5980 Miller Road (in the vicinity of the Air Canada hangars; we are located directly beside the Air Canada Pilot's Association offices - click here for a local map). Free parking is provided to our customers.

Here are some of the training capabilities that we offer on our ATC-810's:


  • Basic IFR Instrument Scanning/Aircraft Control
  • Attitude Instrument Flight
  • ADF, VOR, LOC Tracking
  • ADF, VOR, LOC Holding Patterns
  • VOR/DME Intersection Holding Patterns
  • DME Arcs
  • ATC Procedures
  • ATC Communications and Radio Procedures
  • Morse Code Identification of Navaids (we teach the code!)
  • Partial Panel Procedures
  • Take-offs and Landings
  • Missed Approach Procedures
  • Normal and Steep Turns
  • Climbs/Descents
  • Slow Flight
  • Stalls and Recoveries
  • Cockpit Procedures
  • Cross-Country Procedures
  • Procedure Turns
  • Partial Panel Procedures
  • Timed Turns
  • Orientation Problems
  • Diversions to Alternate Airports
  • Holding Pattern Flying
  • Wind Correction Angle
  • All Instrument Approaches using Ground Based Navaids
  • Rough Air Operations
  • Flight Freeze Mode

Emergency and Engine Inoperative Procedures

  • Engine Feathering and Securing Procedures
  • Engine Failure Before Rotation
  • Engine Failure During Take-Off
  • Engine Failure During Climb
  • Engine Failure Above Vmc
  • Maneuvering With One Engine Inoperative
  • Engine Out Approaches
  • Landing Gear Not Locked UP or DOWN
  • Wing Icing
  • Air Induction Icing
  • Pitot Tube Icing
  • Asymmetrical Flap Condition
  • Pneumatic System Problems
  • Fuel Boost Pumps (one or both) Inoperative
  • Oil Pressure Problems
  • Cylinder Head Temperature Problems
  • Propeller Sync Problems (over and under speed)
  • Fuel Flow Interruptions
  • Various Avionics Failures

Navigational Capabilities

  • ADF Tracking
  • VOR Tracking
  • VOR/DME Tracking
  • Dual NAV's Allow Position Fixing
  • Track All Airways
  • Fly Preferred Routes
  • SID Departures
  • STAR Arrivals
  • ADF Approaches
  • VOR Approaches
  • VOR/DME Approaches
  • RADAR Required Approaches
  • DME Arc Approaches
  • Localizer Approaches
  • Localizer Back Course Approaches
  • ILS Approaches
  • Back Course Approaches
  • ILS Cat II Approaches
  • Circling Approaches

Available Airports

Southern BC
  • Abbotsford, BC
  • Boundary Bay, BC
  • Campbell River, BC
  • Kamloops, BC
  • Kelowna, BC
  • Nanaimo, BC
  • Penticton, BC
  • Pitt Meadows, BC
  • Princeton, BC
  • Tofino, BC
  • Vancouver, BC
  • Victoria, BC
Southwestern Ontario
  • Barrie, ON
  • Brampton, ON
  • Brantford, ON
  • Buttonville-Toronto, ON
  • Downsview, ON
  • Hamilton Civic, ON
  • Waterloo-Guelph, ON
  • London, ON
  • Niagara Falls Int'l, ON
  • Oshawa, ON
  • Peterborough, ON
  • Toronto Pearson, ON
  • St. Catharines, ON
  • St. Thomas, ON
Southern Manitoba/Western Ontario
  • Brandon, MB
  • Dauphin, MB
  • Dryden, ON
  • Kenora, ON
  • Winnipeg Int'l, MB
Calgary, Edmonton Alberta
  • Calgary International Airport, AB
  • Edmonton Int'l, AB
  • Edmonton Muni, AB
  • Edmonton Namao, AB
  • Lethbridge Int'l, AB
Minnesota, USA
  • Roseau, MN
  • Thief Rivers, MN
  • Warroad Int'l-Carlson, MN
Northeast USA
  • Allentown-Bethlehem Easton, PA
  • Atlantic City Bader, NJ
  • Calverton Peconic, NY
  • Chester, CT
  • Cross Keys, NJ
  • Danbury, CT
  • Doylestown, PA
  • Dunkirk, NY
  • Dutchess County, NY
  • Easton, PA
  • Essex County, NJ
  • Greater Buffalo, NY
  • Grumman-Bethpage, NY
  • Hartford-Brainard, CT
  • JFK, NY
  • La Guardia, NY
  • Linden, NJ
  • Long Island MacArthur, NY
  • Mercer County, NJ
  • Meriden Markham, CT
  • Milleville Muni, NJ
  • Monmouth County, NJ
  • Monticello, NY
  • Morristown Muni, NJ
  • NAFEC, Atlantic City, NJ
  • Newark, NJ
  • Northeast Philadelphia, PA
  • Orange County, CT
  • Pocono Mountains, PA
  • Quakertown, PA
  • Randall, NY
  • Republic Farmingdale, NY
  • Robert Miller Air Park, NJ
  • Sikorsky, CT
  • Smithville, PA
  • Stewart, NY
  • Suffolk, VA
  • Sussex, NJ
  • Teterboro, NJ
  • Tweed-New Haven, CT
  • Waterbury-Oxford, CT
  • Westchester County, NY
Washington State, USA
  • Bellingham, WA
  • Boeing Field, WA
  • Bremerton Nat'l, WA
  • Kitsap Co., WA
  • Port Angeles, WA
  • Renton, WA
  • SEATAC International, WA
  • Tacoma Narrows, WA

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