To book a slot in our simulator you will need a google account. You will also need to be given permission to edit the calendar before you can use it. In order to be granted permission to use the calendar, please email essexglidingclubmedia@gmail.com and in the email include the google account email address that you would like to be added to the permission list. Once you have been given permission, you will be sent a link to add the simulator booking calendar to your list. Add the calendar and then you will be able to make changes to the calendar that everyone will be able to see.

When using the booking calendar, please be courteous towards other peoples requests. Do not remove a slot that has not been requested by yourself nor fill in/write an instructors name underneath someone's slot unless you are the instructor that will be providing tuition. 

This booking system will only work if everyone uses it properly.

Once you have permission to edit the calendar, please refer to the instructions below to book/request a time in our simulator:

Pre-Solo Sim Pilots:

If the CFI requires you to be accompanied by an instructor to use the simulator then please follow these instructions

 

1) First access the simulator booking calendar via the 'Edit Calendar' button beneath these instructions.

2) You will be redirected to the Google calendar page. Once here, click the 'Create' button in the top left section of the screen.

3) This will produce a small pop up allowing you to create an event in the calendar. To request a slot to be accompanied by an instructor, please set the time and date that you would like and in the title section of the event write your name and that you require instruction. The title should look something like this: 'Your Name - Instruction Required' 

4) In the description section of the event creator feel free to leave a mobile telephone number or an email address so that one of our instructors can contact you to assist with arranging the booking should they need to.

5) Once you have made sure that the the details of your required booking are correct, save the event and it will be added to the calendar. Please make sure that you create the booking in the simulator calendar not one of your personal calendars otherwise the booking slot you have created will not be visible to others. The event you create should look like the example photo to the right. To ensure you have made the booking in the right calendar, come back to this webpage and make sure it is visible on the visual display above.

6) Our instructors will check this calendar frequently and if one of our instructors is free and willing to take on the booking then they will edit your entry to the calendar and leave their name in the title of the booking. 

If no instructor leaves their name next to your booking request then unfortunately no one is available to instruct you at that time. Please make another request for a later date and wait to see if any instructor can instruct at that time. 

Please only make requests for a booking that have a 1 week lead time as this will give our instructors enough time to check the calendar and respond to your request.

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Solo Sim Pilots:

To book a slot in our simulator:

1) First access the simulator booking calendar via the 'Edit Calendar' button beneath these instructions.

2) You will be redirected to the Google calendar page. Once here, click the 'Create' button in the top left section of the screen.

3) This will produce a small pop up allowing you to create an event in the calendar. To book a slot, please set the time and date that you would like and in the title section of the event write your name and that you are a solo pilot. The title should look something like this: 'Your Name - Solo Pilot' 

4)Once you are sure that you have the correct time and date set, save the event and it will be added to the calendar. Please make sure that you create the booking in the simulator calendar not one of your personal calendars otherwise the booking slot you have created will not be visible to others. The event you create should look like the example photo to the right. To ensure you have made the booking in the right calendar, come back to this webpage and make sure it is visible on the visual display above.

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