When shopping for a reasonably priced entry-level FAA approved Basic Aviation Training Device with full features and real-world navigation data and realism, look no further the TouchTrainer® SD flight simulator. This little powerhouse is packed full of hardware and software that allows you to gain experience, learn systems, and log time doing so. The TouchTrainer® SD is fully reconfigurable and upgradable to more powerful simulation systems as your needs and budget grows. A wonderful tool for the student pilot or cost-conscious aircraft owner
The TouchTrainer® SD can host more than 45 individual aircraft packages with two touchscreens devoted to aircraft specific instrumentation and an out of the window view for taxiing, takeoff and landing. The TouchTrainer® SD boasts a 45 degree wide visual system that is fast, smooth and detailed. The SD is very popular product for home and flight school use because of its versatility and low cost. No one else provides an FAA Approved desktop flight simulator with this much power at this price.
The TouchTrainer® SD is an affordable high performance, FAA approved BATD desk based flight simulator complete with all software and physical controls, screens, computer, desk, and assembly tools that is a true turnkey system for your home, hangar or flight school. With 24" and 10" touch screens for instrumentation and out of the window view, you can focus on avionics and fly instrument procedures to minimums, and look up and land or go missed. The 24" touch screen is shared between the out of the window view and instrumentation. Instrumentation can be hidden in an instant for takeoff, landing and ground operations.The TouchTrainer® SD is the perfect tool learn instrument procedures, aircraft systems, normal and emergency procedures to keep you confident and safe as a pilot.
The TouchTrainer® SD can host more than 45 individual aircraft, avionics, autopilot and systems combinations for Beech, Cirrus, Cessna and Diamond aircraft. This means performance, procedures and proficiency learned in the TouchTrainer® is directly transferrable to the aircraft. With the TouchTrainer® there is no such thing as generic aircraft simulation or performance.Download Cockpit Datasheet
It takes seconds to switch a TouchTrainers® control system, aircraft and avionics. Practice flying a joystick controlled aircraft like a Cirrus and then quickly change to a yoke type aircraft like a Cessna. Yokes and throttles can both easily swap for rapid reconfiguration, making your TouchTrainer® SD an incredibly versatile avionics simulation deviceLearn More
Enables logging of private and instrument training as well as instrument currency. But its use is not restricted to these items, the TouchTrainer® can be used to hone normal and emergency procedures, your knowledge of your aircraft. Fly with live air traffic control from PilotEdge and practice using your Electronic Flight Bags (EFB) as you would in the aircraft.Learn More
The TouchTrainer® SD provides instrumentation, and avionics simulations ready to enter flight plans, fly approaches including missed approaches by hand, flight director or fully coupled. Our custom autopilots enable you to use the same button selections and sequences found in your aircraft. The secret of instrument flying is to be ready for what is going to happen next. Use the TouchTrainer® to master your avionics and anticipate the future.Watch Video
The FlyThisSim® TouchTrainer® SD is a great starter simulator packed with enough power to get you going and comfortable with your aircraft. When you are ready to upgrade to more power, a better visual system, and more simulation capability, your TouchTrainer® SD is easily upgraded. Evolve the SD into a TouchTrainer® VX to add an affordable visual system or max out the SDs capability by upgrading to our modular TouchTrainer® Visual Motion 100 degree massive visual flight simulator, all without breaking the bank.Check Upgrades Talk to FTS
The FTS TouchTrainer® SD flight simulator displays the out of the window view and simulator instrumentation a large HD 24" touchscreen. The instrumentation can be hidden with a quick touch of the screen enabling a larger outside view for ground operations. Instrumentation can be brought back just as easily.Learn More
The FlyThisSim® TouchTrainer® SD is so versatile, switching between cockpits or just ordering that perfect panel configuration is a breeze. Our avionics are accurate and the experience you will achieve from this sim will advance your flying confidence.Product Differentiators Talk to FTS
Master your Cirrus aircraft's avionics panel. Whether it be Analog, Avidyne or Garmin, we have the panels for you to practice and learn your Cirrus systems. Just getting started flying a Cirrus? This is the ideal starter sim for you.Student Pilots Talk to FTS
With over 45 avionics panels configurations, simulating Beechcraft, Cessna, Cirrus, Diamond aircraft with Analog, Aspen, Avidyne, G500, G1000 and Perspective avionics our TouchTrainer® SD is a great way to maintain instrument currency on the ground. As with other TouchTrainers® if you need to simulate multiple aircraft it's easy to switch rapidly between them in just a few seconds.Download Cockpit Datasheet Watch Video
Connect to your FlyThisSim® TouchTrainer® with your EFB loaded on your iPad. Once your iPad is connected to our TouchTrainer®, the simulator starts to feed real time data on movement and location to your ForeFlight application. Real-time weather, simulator correlation, providing real world training using the tools you fly with.Learn More
FlyThisSim® TouchTrainers® run on our native SimAVIO® simulation framework software and utilizes X-Plane's simulation engine for the visual system, flight and engine model. X-Plane provides one of the most realistic simulation foundations available. It offers an endless amount of upgradable features and add-ons. FlyThisSim® provides continual support in finding and installing these add-ons making your TouchTrainer® much more enticing to fly.Learn More
45 degrees of visual desktop, the SD display system provides a sleek, smooth and fast constant horizon visual scene to provide an almost real look at the outside world while you use your TouchTrainer® SD simulator. Try a TouchTrainer® with SD display in a darkened room and you will feel like you are inside your actual aircraft.
The TouchTrainer® SD is powered by our capable FTS Green simulation computer. This machine has a high performance GPU, a lightning fast processor, and the latest data bus interface to assure a realistically smooth simulation.
The FTS designed TouchTrainer® SD assembles to become a high quality stable simulator with table and TouchTrainer® Base, which ensures a modern, refined, integrated look and feel.
Touchscreen Instructor Operations System (TIOS) is an on-board or remote simulator control system enabling user monitoring and simulation control for all TouchTrainers. The TIOS is available on a separate tablet wirelessly connected to the simulator.
All FTS flight simulators are approved by the FAA. This allows pilots and student pilots to log hours during flight training or to maintain instrument currency.Details