Turbine Training Center Blog for Cessna 208 Caravan & Beechcraft King Air pilots
"He flies through the air
With the greatest of ease
The daring young man
On the Flying Trapeze!"
For decades those Americans who wanted to fly got their inspiration from circus performers like the one described above. In modern day parlance those would be members of the GI Generation and the Mature/Silents. Then came the Baby Boomers, and thoughts of flying centered around CESSNAs and PIPERs. The challenge today, however, is trying to get members of Generation Y, those born between 1981 and 2000, interested in flying. And, as a result, AVIATION CAMP, GENERAL AVIATION AND CESSNA 208 TRAINING is something all pilots should be aware of and concerned about!
If Wilbur and Orville were to walk onto the tarmac featuring today’s planes of the future they would, undoubtedly, be amazed to the point of awe struck. From propulsion to design, the craft of the immediate future have little similarity to those of the distant past. That’s why if you intend to be flying for the next thirty years or so you will want to make sure you start reading up on ELECTRIC PLANES, BLENDED WINGS AND KING AIR 300 TRAINING!
“No,” Jason Wolcott, Vice President of TURBINE TRAINING in Manhattan, Kansas, said with a smile, “Jordan Spieth is not coming here to train - - though it would sure be fun to have him here!”
Jason went on to explain that the reason Spieth is of interest when it comes to cessna training centers is the fact that, like TURBINE TRAINING, he, too, utilizes a simulator. In fact, thanks to Korean manufacturer GOLFZON, attendees at the 144th Open at St. Andrews in Scotland are going to be able to check them out as well. Two of the “programs” being featured at the Open include “Chip Shot Challenge” and “Longest Drive.”
There is a wide spectrum involved when you talk about pilots. And, as every doctor is not the same, neither is every pilot the same. Taking the comparison a step further, different doctors need different training, and different pilots need different training!
“There is one thing,” Dale Wolcott, President of TURBINE TRAINING in Manhattan, Kansas, pointed out, “that has become pretty standard where all pilots are concerned - virtually all of them are doing at least some of their training with the aid of a simulator.”
It is more than a little intriguing that when it comes to “innovations” the world may be living in the 21st Century but already looking forward to the 22nd! That is, of course, is as true in the realm of General Aviation as anywhere else. Freshly off the 2015 Paris Air Show, the Aviation World is excited by what was shared, and when it comes to General Aviation there are a few things on the horizon that are pretty exciting, too! As a result, it is not surprising that MORE OF THE FUTURE AND CESSNA 208 TRAINING can readily be grouped together.
Over a hundred years ago, when the first Paris Air show was held, not even Science Fiction Writers could have imagined what would be on display at the world’s oldest Air Show in 2015! This year, the 51st time the Air Show has put aviation on display (the Paris Air Show is held every two years!) found over 350,000 people strolling around the tarmac at the Le Bourget Airport feasting their eyes on what is, and what may be, in the world of aviation.
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to “fly” in a flight simulator? Well, if you were ever fortunate enough to enjoy the STAR WARS ride at DISNEYLAND you did, in fact, get a little taste of what it is like. If you want to enhance your “Amusement Park” experience you might want to locate one of BROGENT TECHNOLOGIES “I-Ride” offerings, BROGENT’S next generation Panoramic Flight Simulator. Consisting of nine moveable platform units, a spherical screen and projection system it provides six Degrees of Freedom (6-dOF), which allows you to move in six different ways: Yaw, Sway, Surge, Pitch, Roll and Heave. However, when it comes to FLIGHT SIMULATORS AND KING AIR 300 TRAINING amusement is not the intended goal!