Train Better. Fly Safer.

Simulator Training

Advanced simulator training will soon be available from Thrush aircraft.

There’s simply no better environment to practice in-flight emergencies than in an FAA-approved advanced flight simulator – not to mention being able to brush up on normal procedures and optimal techniques as well.

At Thrush, we believe a well-trained pilot is a better, safer pilot – and we’ve invested heavily in bringing a higher level of training to the folks that fly our aircraft.

The new Thrush 510AS built by Redbird is the most advanced agricultural aviation simulator in the world – and training programs in it will soon be available at our factory training center in Albany, Georgia.

Our course curriculums will include both classroom and simulator time, and be taught by our on-site staff and overseen by our chief pilot. In addition to emergency procedures, normal operations such as navigation programming, spray patterns and overall flight management will be covered as well.

Two training courses will be available initially:

510P & 510G transition & currency

A seat in this course will be offered at no cost to customers purchasing a new Thrush aircraft. And, for a very limited time, to all customers who purchased a new Thrush between 2003 and 2016. Additional course seats will also be available for purchase by customers at a discount.

510P & 510G orientation and familiarization

This course will be designed for pilots flying aircraft other than a modern Thrush. It will provide a solid orientation on our aircraft and associated procedures, as well as familiarization with  their flight characteristics under daily working conditions. Seats in this course will be available for purchase.

For more information on our training programs, or to schedule a training slot, please contact our manager of training, Terry Humphrey at