Understanding Aviation Training Devices


A guide to the definitions and regulations of Aviation Training Devices

Both for flight schools and student pilots, Aviation Training Devices (ATDs) enable effective, cost-efficient flight training. However, to maximize the use of your ATD, you first must understand the type and extent of training that you can conduct in it. 

This guide outlines the requirements you can meet in your device for several training types:

  • Private Pilot Training
  • Instrument Training
  • Instrument Proficiency Check
  • Commercial Pilot Training
  • Multi-Engine Class Rating
  • Airline Transport Pilot Training
  • Certified Flight Instructor Training