Our highly specialized teachers at the AVT Simulation Training Center are experts in our field of modeling and simulation. With an average of over 20 years of simulation experience at AVT Simulation, we are some of the top leaders in our industry. 


Our goal is to provide the modeling and simulation industry with well rounded, educated, and highly skilled employees through our courses. 

Our groundbreaking simulation training curriculum is conducted by seasoned leaders with real-world experience in the simulation and training community. Each instructor has a passion for growing our community and sharing their knowledge of training and simulation.


Walt Chambers


Walt Chambers, AVT Simulation's Chief Scientist since 2007, possesses well over 40 years of experience in visual simulation technology. Mr. Chambers holds a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from Marshall University and completed advanced coursework in Physics and Solid-State Electronics at Ohio State University.  

Brian Guise


Dr. Guise has been working in Central Florida Simulation Training Industry for over 35 years. His domain experience includes maintenance trainers, constructive simulations, and networked man-in-the-loop simulation devices. The focus of his master's degree was Discrete Event Simulations, and his Doctorate degree specialization area was Interactive Simulation.

Rick Gaylor


After serving in the US Navy, with now over 25 years’ experience in the Simulation and Training community, Rick began his career in Training and Simulation at McDonnell Douglas Aerospace and The Boeing Company. He has worked on just about every type of simulator-device to include Desktop Trainers to full-motion simulators and on standard visual systems (OTW) as well as sensor simulators such as EO/IR, on both "simulated" and "stimulated" sensor platforms.

Todd Smithey

Training Center Director

Mr. Smithey is the AVT Training Center Manager and Chief Virtual Environment Engineer since 2004. He possesses more than 20 years of experience in managing and developing 3-D Virtual Environments in the Simulation and Training Industry. He is qualified with Multi-engine and Instrument ratings.

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