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What's FSO

代表取締役 玉那覇尚也

CEO/FAA Certigied Flight Instructor
Naoya Tamanaha

Anybody can afford to fly and feel the joy of flight.

As an instructor pilot, it has been over 20 years to enjoy instructing and flying the small airplane over Okinawa out of Kadena Air Base.
I have flown from low teenagers, boys, girls, males, females, and up to over 60s. Image how beautiful it is flying over Okinawa and how exciting it is flying your airplane with your hands. The bird’s eye views of Okinawa are speechless…I wish everyone can share the joy of flying Okinawan skies. It has been my dream, and I want to make this happen.

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COURSE
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EXPERIENCE
体験

Have you ever wanted to learn to fly, but didn’t think you had the time, or maybe you want to get some experience before jumping into a real aircraft? Get the full experience.
You will taxi, takeoff, fly to your desired airports worldwide and perform an assisted landing. Flying the simulator feels just like the real thing, from the moment you sit in the enclosed cockpit to the moment you pull the controls back for takeoff for your joy of flight.
Open to the general public, no experience necessary, and it’s pretty cool!
Ideal gift for your family and friends.

FLIGHT SCHOOL
フライトスクール

The Official Training Time (log-able time), up to 2.5 hours in Private Pilot Course, 20 hours in Instrument Rating Course, 50 hours in Commercial Pilot Course, and Instrument Currency, etc.
The simulator is the classroom to learn new skill, and the airplane is the showroom to demonstrate your skill. Our Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approved Advanced Aviation Training Device (A-ATD) and FAA Certified Flight Instructor (CFI) will train you to become safe and competent pilot in most effective manner.

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About Training Center

Tama Aviation Training Center, located near Kadena Air Base on hwy 23 Kokutai Road, has been providing a wide range of programs – from training, to ground instruction, to experience courses – founded by FSO Co., Ltd. with leadership of Mr. Tamanaha, former FAA designated pilot examiner and served as chief instructor for Kadena Flight Training Center for over 20 years.
TATC is specialized in simulator training to make flight training efficient and fun! All simulators are FAA approved and some are JCAB approved FTD level 3.
Renting a simulator and/or hiring an instructor are available 09:00 through 21:00 daily with prior reservation. All pilots, including student pilots, even aviation enthusiasts, must become a member to rent a simulator and hire an instructor through TATC. This can be used for both official training purpose an

There are several entitlements for member.

  1. Eligible to become TATC “mentor” with Private Pilot or higher, and TATC “instructor” with instructor certificate. Yes, you can be our mentor to share your experience with aviation enthusiasts, or future aviators. Your experience is the key to grow general aviation community
  2. 10 Hours ATC simulator coupon with annual membership payment is selected. It normally cost over JPY20,000 and you can save it and practice your ATC communication with real human voice controller.
  3. Free Invitation to Monthly Scenario Based Training/Safety Seminar. You will improve your Aeronautical Decision Making (ADM) skill for free!

Simulator Training Concept

Simulator is classroom, and Airplane is showroom. Learn some new skills and master it in the simulator, and then practice it in the airplane, demonstrate your previously learned skills. You can make airplane training efficient and stick with your plan to combine with usage of flight simulator, and should be able to complete it as planned. The simulator is not only a good tool as a procedure trainer, but it also a great tool for you to learn something from your own mistakes. We can learn effectively from experience, but these experiences are normally bad one. The simulator is the perfect device to improve your Aeronautical Decision Making (ADM). We recommend you to observe other’s training as you sit in the rear seat to double your experience just like most FAA approved flight school.

Simulator

FSO has been a Precision Flight Controls Japan dealer and operating several types of device since 2009. Most of them can simulate over 30 different airplanes, including single and multi- engine airplanes, with analog gauge and digital gauge, such as Garmin G1000. Worldwide navigation and geographical database are available. You can practice flying over Okinawa and your hometown in US. In-flight emergency practice and upset (unusual flight attitude and spin) training are also available. The motion-equipped device with live human Air Traffic Control (ATC) communication is the best tool for pilot training ever.

  • Having FUN!

    Having FUN!

    This program for any aviation enthusiastic, from kids to adults.
    The top-notch flight simulator could take you anywhere in the world and we guarantee you feel like you are in the air.
    Ideal gift for your family and friends.

    Membership experience course available. Membership entitlements are including discount rates, access to other type of simulators, and more.

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    Having FUN!
  • Learn to FLY!

    Learn to FLY!

    FAA certification/rating training, such as private pilot, commercial pilot, flight instructor, instrument rating, multi-engine add-on, and more.
    You can log and it counts toward your goal.
    Discounted block time and solo usage program available.

    All pilots, including student pilot must become a member to rent a simulator and hire an instructor. Renting a simulator and/or hiring an instructor are available 09:00 through 21:00 daily with prior reservation.

    If you are interested in instructing with us, please see “instructing” and “JOBS”.

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  • Instructing

    Instructing

    We are the only place in Japan to offer this program.
    You can use our top-notch facility and your passion, knowledge and experience.
    You could expand your skills while you are in Okinawa.
    Compensation is vary depends on your qualification, experience, and skills.
    Incentive (bonus) available and free-of-charge usage package available.

    We will hire and train all candidates, including FAA flight/ground instructor, private pilot certificate holder or higher for experience and training courses. All candidates must become a member.

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    Instructing

NEWS

  • 2017.03.08

    We signed a basic agreement with Okinawa Prefecture to implement Shimojijima Airport Utilization Project

  • 2016.12.21

    [Kyushu version] It was published in Nihon Keizai Shimbun

  • 2016.12.21

    I participated in the 7th Okinawa Venture Market

  • 2016.12.21

    It was published in Ryukyu Shimpo

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