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Eco-Flyer S311

The Elite evolution Eco-Flyer S311 is designed to replicate the function and performance of a multitude of single engine and multi engine aircraft on one simulator platform and has the same professional look and feel  as it’s established “big brother”, the Elite S812 FNPT II, which has been in use worldwide since the turn of the Millennium. The main difference between the new S311 Eco-Flyer and it’s “big brother”, the Elite S812 FNPT II, is the former’s affordability and flexibility.

The new Elite evolution Eco-Flyer S311 is an advanced aircraft training device which meets FAA AC 61-136B AATD and Australian CASA level b STD (FSD2) certification criteria, for which Elite claims the best benefit to cost ratio in the fixed wing training market. The S311 Eco-Flyer features life-size, high resolution instruments, Bendix/King Silver Crown based avionics simulation, single engine and multi engine specific switches panels, Garmin 430 replica WAAS GPS simulation, and an external visual system with one or more large flat-screen displays, as well as a multifunctional instructor station.

The intricate design and construction are strong and rigid, yet compact enough, which makes for quick and easy transport and integration into existing or new training sites and requiring a very compact footprint. Due to the revolutionary design concept of the Elite evolution Eco-Flyer S311, additional new aircraft modules, GPS receivers and visual systems will be developed in the future as the market need arises.

Fea­tures of the Eco-Flyer S311:

  • Totally Integrated System
  • Single Pilot Electro-Mechanical Dynamic Control Loading Yoke
  • Heavy duty Elite pedals
  • Elite XTS Professional Software
  • Elite RealView visual software
  • Single Engine or Twin Engine Piston aircraft configuration (convertible between SEP & MEP)
  • Elite inline GNS430 GPS hardware (simulated version)
  • 8.33 kHz Nav/Com module
  • Full autopilot capability with flight director and navigation coupling to GPS and VORs
  • Single channel external visual System (65″ TV screen)
  • Full integrated Instructor facilities with monitor
  • Full Size Cockpit enclosure
  • 2 years full warranty
  • Easy maintenance

Optional enhance­ments available:

  • Enhanced Visual Software based on Lockheed Martin Prepar3D
  • Enhanced three channel Visual System (3 x 65″ TV’s) based on Lockheed Martin P3D
  • Replica Garmin GNS430 GPS receiver
  • Single Engine aircraft Kit (Piper Arrow IV, Cessna 172RG)
  • Twin Engine aircraft Kit (Piper Seneca III, Beech Baron 58)
  • E500 glass instrument panel system
  • Vernier throttle controls 2-lever
  • Vernier throttle controls 3-lever
  • Custom logo on cockpit enclosure
  • Custom cockpit livery (paint scheme)
  • Chart holder
  • Intercom 2-way
  • Enhanced remote IOS (incl. iPad)

Aircraft available

convertible within minutes

Single Engine Piston based on:

  • Piper Archer III
  • Piper Arrow IV
  • Cessna C172 RG

Multi Engine Piston based on:

  • Piper Seneca III
  • Beech Baron B58

E-500 Glass cockpit based on Garmin G500/600 instrumentation, available for:

  • Piper Archer III
  • Piper Arrow IV
  • Cessna C172 RG
  • Piper Seneca III

Target audience group

  • Associations and Aero Clubs
  • Flight schools and ATO’s
  • Private Pilots
  • FAA and EASA licensed flight instructors offering VFR and IFR flight training
  • Universities which offer Aviation Degree Courses


VFR and procedures Training

  • Circling Approaches -> making full use of the excellent visual system
  • Radio navigation in reference to VOR / NDB / VOR – formerly “CVFR”
    • HSI
    • DG and VOR CDI
    • PFD
  • Procedure training for PPL students prior to first flight in real aircraft
    • Taxiing at the airport
    • Engine run up procedure
  • Landing training under normal and difficult conditions (crosswind, gusts, optical illusions, non-precision approaches)
  • Realistic alpine flying introductions
  • VFR Navigation flights
  • Preparation for intended (real) flights in unfamiliar airspace, along with approach patterns
  • Unintentional transition from visual to instrument flight (inadvertent IMC)
  • Loss of orientation

IFR Training

  • IFR/IMC flights training
  • Flying with failed instruments / avionics
  • Competency based IR
  • En-route IR

Airport familiarization

A wealth of 3D Airport and Scenery add-ons, developed by 3rd party software companies, are available on the open market. These cost-effective software add-ons can be added to the S311 Eco-Flyer, which utilizes Lockheed Martin’s P3D visual software, allowing for unparalleled possibilities regarding airport familiarization and cross-country flight training.



Train in-flight emergencies without the threat of true danger. Using simulation to practice identifying and assessing risk will help students to learn how to avoid dangerous situations in the first place. Utilizing the S311 Eco-Flyer is a valuable way to practice dealing with emergency situations and thereby mitigating risks.


The targeted use of the Eco-Flyer S311 permits fuel savings (CO2 emission and resulting reduction of personal carbon footprint) and reduces the noise pollution caused by real aircraft training flights.


Reduce in-aircraft training and realize direct savings through reduced fuel usage, extending hour-based inspection intervals, and reducing unscheduled maintenance costs, as well as airplane wear and tear by teaching aircraft techniques and procedures on the Eco-Flyer S311.

With its low purchase cost and taking into account annual operating costs, opportunity costs, depreciation, in-house costs for electricity & insurance, as well as company internal maintenance costs, the Eco-Flyer S311 will amortize itself within less than 3 years (based on 200 hours utilization per year) and from there on generate direct income!

Availability / Comfort

Training on the simulator can be done independent from actual weather conditions at any time, day or night, by pilots of all experience levels.


The Eco-Flyer S311 flight simulator is a high fidelity, low-cost professional training device for IFR and VFR training. Due to its compact design, it requires a very small footprint. The newly developed, ergonomic cockpit enclosure with windows further enhances the immersion factor for the student pilot.

FTO’s and Aeroclubs worldwide will benefit from this cost effective and reliable flight simulation training device, suited especially for VFR training as well as the full range of IFR training. With a host of upgrade options available it serves as a fully comprehensive training package.

Meets requirements of the following aviation authorities:


  • Log 2.5 Hrs towards the PRIVATE
  • Log 20 Hrs towards the INSTRUMENT
  • Log 25 Hrs towards the ATPL
  • Log 50 Hrs towards the COMMERCIAL
  • Recent Flight Experience (maintain currency)
  • Instrument Proficiency Check (partial)
  • Instrument Practical Test (partial)


  • 20 out of the 40 hours required for Instrument Rating
  • Cross-country instrument flight
  • All approaches including GPS non-precision approaches
  • Recency (includes two out of the three hours per 90 days and all approaches)