Henderson Executive Airport is home to several small aviation companies, but one has just received a state-of-the-art flight device that will help launch the next generation of pilots.
All In Aviation, one of many flight schools in the Las Vegas Valley, has become the first independent flight school in the country to obtain the Alism ALSR20 flight trainer, which has exactly the interior of the single-engine aircraft Cirrus. The simulator can cost between $299,000 and $399,000, according to Scott Firsing, head of Alism Americas. He said the terms of All In Aviation’s deal were confidential, but he had purchased the “fully loaded” version.
Carl May, director of flight operations at All In Aviation, said the simulator provides a 270-degree view for new pilots so they can get used to flying the small Cirrus planes.
“This simulator adds another dynamic to the flight training experience,” May said. “It allows the student to not be as stressed and…all the other things that come with flight training other than just flying an airplane.”
The simulator, housed at the company’s offices in Henderson, tracks a student’s movements and can put student pilots in almost any situation imaginable, such as flying in different types of weather and practicing for dangerous situations. ’emergency.
Jake Przybylski, flight instructor at All In Aviation, said the new simulator is able to closely track how a student flies while helping ease instructor and student anxiety.
“Eliminate mistakes and eliminate ghosts,” Przybylski said. “If something goes wrong in the simulator, everything is fine.”
All In Aviation student Matt Delossantos said he decided to learn to fly so he could easily visit places like Reno, about seven hours away but just over an hour by plane. He said he was drawn to All In Aviation because of the built structure of its facilities.
“It’s a serious and serious training center,” said Delossantos. “These instructors are the real deal.”
Take the plane
All In Aviation was founded in 2016 by President Paul Sallach. It expanded in 2020 with the opening of its 25 hangars, 9,000 square foot facility in Henderson, at 1456 Jet Stream Dr. near Henderson Executive Airport, according to May.
May said when he started with the company in 2019, it only had six planes and two instructors. The company now has 16 aircraft, including 12 Cirrus and four Cessna.
All In Aviation also has 10 full-time instructors and four part-time instructors.
Although the company offers aircraft rental, sales, storage and maintenance services, its primary focus is flight instruction.
May said the company helps train students interested in flying as a hobby as well as those who want a career in aviation. This is why the new simulator is essential as it can help both types of students, he said.
Instructors are often people pursuing careers in aviation who strive to meet the Federal Aviation Administration’s strict commercial pilot licensing requirements, May said. Pilots wishing to fly for commercial airlines must have 1,500 flight hours, which can take around two years.
A private pilot license requires only 40 hours of flight time, or about nine months to two years depending on the student’s time and financial investment. But the FAA says most people need 60 to 75 hours of training.
May said the long and complicated process of obtaining a commercial pilot’s license has led those in the aviation industry to expect a shortage of pilots.
“We saw this pilot shortage happen a decade ago because we know that statistically only a limited number of students enter the industry,” May said. “And we know that within a while all of these current pilots will have to retire. They will be forced to retire at 65.
The shortage of pilots is expected to increase in the near future. Consulting firm Oliver Wyman estimates that by 2023 there will be a shortage of 12,000 pilots in North America, representing 13% of total pilot demand.
May said since the pandemic, which has deeply affected the aviation industry, there have been more career-focused students and instructors coming through the school.
May advised anyone considering a pilot’s license to pursue it out of genuine interest.
“Don’t let the fun get sucked into it, because it’s easy to forget why we’re doing something we’re passionate about when it becomes a job,” May said.