Our Flight Simulator Remote Coaches
ATP, CFI, MEI
Julian Alarcon is the founder of Simtech Aviation and an instructor. He has experience flying many different types of aircraft. While in active-duty, he would bring his laptop with Microsoft Flight Simulator and joystick to practice his flying skills after his work shift in an aircraft carrier.
What do CFI, CFII, MEI, ATP, Type Rating mean?
A CFI (Certified Flight Instructor) can teach flying to new pilots working on the Private Pilot Certificate and Commercial in a single engine aircraft. (All of our instructors have CFI).
A CFII (Certified Flight Instructor Instrument) can teach pilots working on their Instrument Rating in a single engine aircraft.
A MEI (Multi-Engine Instructor) can teach multi-engine and if they have their CFII, they can teach Instrument Rating in a multi-engine aircraft.
An ATP (Airline Transport Pilot) is the highest pilot certificate a pilot can earn. Once you obtain an ATP, you generally start working on type ratings.
Type Ratings: certification to fly a large or jet aircraft. You need an ATP certificate to obtain a type rating.