|For those wanting to renew their multi-IFR, I would strongly recommend Cornwall Aviation. I was in and out in 24 hours.
My last sim trng was conducted many years ago at SimCom and Flight Safety. It had been about three years since my last approach to minimums so I was hoping that I wouldn't be too rusty for the sim instructor. I entered the sim room at 9 AM on Tuesday morning. Received a thorough briefing from Reg Orange (an excellent and patient instructor) and then settled into their Red Bird simulator. The second session in the afternoon went much smoother. Be easy on the back pressure during the take-off, it is a simulator and the controls are lighter than you might expect. After the second sim session, I carefully wrote down the flight profiles, with Reg coaching me along, and then went back to my motel room, turned off the TV and went through them again that evening.
The following morning, I belted into the Red Bird and Glenn French, Cornwall's onstaff DFTE, conducted the flight test. I had previously asked to have my holds and approaches conducted at my home base. And, why not, that's where 50% of my IFR arrivals are anyway. One of the best rides I've ever had. The whole experience was stress free, less expensive and safer than using an aircraft and not reliant upon others for availability. I feel that I came out a better pilot for it.
My instructor was on time, pleasant and professional. Everything in the simulator worked. I would have to give Cornwall Aviation 10 thumbs up and have already recommended the school to a number of my friends in the industry. Call Cornwall Aviation and ask to speak to David Small, their student coordinator.