Important: Be sure to start the instructor workstation and launch the SimAVIO software before starting the simulator.

The simulator looks for the instructor workstation at startup in order to make a connection. 

  1. Turn on the Microsoft Surface computer.
  2. Swipe up from the bottom of the screen to log in.
  3. Enter the PIN: 1227
  4. Double-tap on the SIMAVIO icon in the center of the screen.
  5. Swipe to agree to the terms and conditions on the first couple of pages.
  6. Double-tap where it says Double Tap to Continue.
  7. Wait for the startup sequence to complete. You'll see WAITING FOR X-PLANE when startup is complete.
  8. Start the simulator by following the instructions in Turning On the TouchTrainer to turn on the simulator.
  9. Once the simulator is started you should see WAITING FOR X-PLANE disappear.


  • The flight plan is not shown on the instructor workstation's map.
  • To reposition to a specific point on an airport (as opposed to the default runway), you need to reposition the aircraft using the X-Plane menus on the top left simulator monitor.