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“Look, up in the air … it’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s a …. drone?” When Arnold advised, “I’ll be back” we never thought that the war with the machines might be just around the corner. And, while the war with the machines is not yet here, the war over the machines is! As a result, THE DRONE INDUSTRY AND CESSNA 208 TRAINING is an issue that General Aviation Pilots can’t ignore.
While there might not be “anything new under the sun,” there sure are a lot of variations on a theme! And, perhaps this is no more true than in the world of technology – including avionics! That’s why it is imperative that the most talented and experienced pilot should ensure that they are “up” on COCKPIT TECHNOLOGIES AND KING AIR 200 TRAINING!
Every pilot hopes that they will never have to declare “Pan, Pan” on their radio and pray that they will never have to proclaim “May Day!” The difference, of course, is that “Pan, Pan” alludes to the fact that there is an urgency on board, while “May Day” denotes that the problem is actually an emergency.”
I once was privy to a discussion where the value of target practice was being debated. The crux of the situation was that too much target practice would actually have adverse effects on a hunter when they encountered live game. The “counter” to that argument was that the more practice you have the more familiar you become with your gun, sights, trigger pull and so forth. As you can imagine, those supporting the latter point did a lot of target practice and those in favor of the former did virtually none! This becomes germane when you consider the following question: Can someone become a competent, confident pilot by only training on a simulator?
When it comes to aviation the scope of “Simulator Use” is growing virtually exponentially. In fact, Simulator Use is now even a major part of aircraft Research & Development. For example, in June of 2015 professional pilots used Simulators in judging the annual IT FLIES competition at SWANSEA UNIVIERSITY’S College of Engineering in Swansea, Wales. Student competitors from the United Kingdom and the United States had their Aircraft Designs tested by a professional test pilot utilizing a MARLIN MP521 Flight Simulator. And, while you may not feel that you need to be too concerned about Aircraft Design, you might be more interested in AIRSTRIKE SIMULATORS, FlightSafety SIMULATORS AND CESSNA 208 TRAINING.
Continuing with our “High Tech” theme, one of the latest things to be developed for pilots cines from ELBIT SYSTEMS, an Israeli defense electronics firm. Known as “Canary,” the system forewarns pilots of possible loss of consciousness due to oxygen starvation or during extreme maneuvers. Pilot health concerns is important enough, even for General Aviation, that every pilot should be aware of CANARIES, PILOT HEALTH, AND CESSNA 208 TRAINING.
“There is no doubt that if you are going to fly you need to be aware of your own physical condition,” Dale Wolcott, President of TURBINE TRAINING in Manhattan, Kansas pointed out. “After all,” he continued, “when you are flying your health affects more than just you.”
It is blatantly obvious that Flight Training and “High Tech” are going to face the future hand in hand. Perhaps one of the best examples of this is the fact that a new Flight Simulator has been created that features Pro Line Fusion Avionics and King Air Training.
“This combines both the concept of training via a Flight Simulator,” Dale Wolcott, President of TURBINE TRAINING in Manhattan, Kansas, shared “and some cutting edge technology.”