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ELITE Enstrom 480

Explore the ELITE Enstrom 480, an advanced flight simulator designed to replicate the cockpit experience of the Enstrom 480 helicopter. Ideal for aviation enthusiasts, aspiring pilots, and training institutions, this simulator sets a new standard for realism and adaptability.

Key Features:

  1. FAA AATD Certification: The ELITE Enstrom 480 is developed to meet the stringent standards of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and is eligible for certification as an Advanced Aviation Training Device (AATD), ensuring adherence to the highest training standards.

  2. Cockpit Options: Tailor your training environment to your preference with the option to choose between an open cockpit version for heightened realism or a fully enclosed shell for controlled and immersive training sessions.

  3. Dual Control Columns: Immerse yourself in a true-to-life training experience with dual control columns, facilitating training scenarios for both single and multi-pilot operations.

  4. Realistic Instrumentation: Experience the authentic feel of the Enstrom 480 cockpit with faithfully replicated controls, panels, and instrumentation, providing a lifelike training environment.

  5. Accurate Avionics: Navigate with precision using accurate avionics systems, offering a realistic representation of the Enstrom 480’s advanced cockpit technology.

  6. Advanced Autopilot System: Enhance your training with an advanced autopilot system, providing a comprehensive understanding of automated flight procedures.

  7. Updatable Navigational Database: Stay current and enhance your training with an updatable navigational database, ensuring realistic and current navigation procedures.

  8. Visual Display Options: Choose between a large single-channel projection screen or a three-channel curved projection screen, delivering a highly accurate visual system for an immersive training experience.

  9. Force Feedback Controls: Immerse yourself further with powerful force feedback controls, providing tactile feedback for enhanced realism during training exercises.

  10. Versatile Training Scenarios: Engage in a diverse range of training scenarios, including emergency procedures, navigation exercises, and multi-pilot coordination exercises.

  11. Realistic Startup and Shutdown Sequences: Practice authentic startup and shutdown sequences, simulating real-world pre-flight and post-flight procedures.

Discover the ELITE Enstrom 480, where state-of-the-art technology converges with authenticity, delivering an unparalleled training platform for enthusiasts and aspiring pilots within the aviation community.

Enstrom 480 ELITE
Enstrom 480 Features
Universities, ATC & Home Users
FAA AATD & Similar
Enstrom 480 Flight Model & Software
ELITE Initial Certification Guarantee
High Fidelity Cockpit Replica with all flight controls & functions.
Aircraft like steel glareshield & high fidelity panels
Dynamic control loading on Cyclic & Collective
Dynamic control loading on Rudder Pedals
Single or dual pilot configuration
Enclosed Instructor Cabin
Functional Circuit Breakers
Navdata updates possible
Touchscreen iOS
X-Plane Visual System
Triple projector 3m wide blended display Visual System
Single Screen Visual System (32" to 98")
Worldwide Shipping
Onsite Installation & Training
Maintenance, Update & Support contracts

Loggable hours on the FSTD

The Enstrom 480 meet the following certification criteria:

  • FAA AATD (Advanced Aircraft Training Device)

Other local authorities certifications are also possible. Reach out to sales.


  • Log 7.5 Hrs towards the PRIVATE
  • Log 20 Hrs towards the INSTRUMENT
  • Log 25 Hrs towards the ATPL
  • Log 25 Hrs towards the COMMERCIAL
  • Recent Flight Experience (maintain currency)
  • Instrument Proficiency Check (partial)
  • Instrument Practical Test (partial)


  • Up to 3 Hrs towards the PRIVATE
  • Up to 40% towards the INSTRUMENT
  • Up to 25%  towards the ATPL
  • Up to 20% towards the COMMERCIAL
  • Recent Flight Experience (maintain currency)
  • Instrument Proficiency Check (partial)
  • Instrument Practical Test (partial)


  • 5 hours dual instrument time towards the COMMERCIAL
  • 25 hours towards the ATPL
  • 20 hours towards the IR
  • 2 hour dual instrumen towards the Night VFR rating
  • Instrument Proficiency Check & Recency (2D instrument approach operations & 3D instrument approach operations)

Any questions? Reach out to our sales team !

René Huddlestone

Sales Director

Christopher Réville

Chief Commercial Officer


Absolutely, we have several customers around the world using our ELITE solutions for unlimited fun.

Absolutely, major ATC actors like Skyguide, DFS and Eurocontrol use our solutions to train future ATC staff. Understanding the constraints of jets when flying in a controlled environment is key to safe operations.

We are happy to provide you with visual systems ranging from one monitor to a complete surround visual system with three projectors.

We dispatch our technicians for an onsite installation & training on how to operate the device.

Our devices operate & startup on one press of a button. Train within minutes, and focus on the important part: instruction. Not bug solving.

This device is very popular with home users, universities, and flight schools that do not log hours. It can also be certified by other authorities, such as CASA in Australia. Ask your sales agent for more information.

The names Enstrom 480, as well as related names, marks, emblems, and images, are registered trademarks of their respective owners. ELITE is not affiliated with any brand.

Pictures and setups may differ from the actual product, and depend on the options selected. All pictures and documents available on this website are strictly nonbinding.