Turbine Training Center Blog for Cessna 208 Caravan & Beechcraft King Air pilots
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.
“The key of utilizing a simulator,” Dale Wolcott, President of TURBINE TRAINING in Manhattan, Kansas, “is to give the operator experience in a near ‘real life’ situation where errors will not result in damage to either people or property.”
When it comes to Airstrike Simulators the goal is to communicate with pilots as quickly as possible to bring air support to ground troops. As a result, there is a very special group of airmen known as Joint Terminal Attack Controllers (JTACs) who train to shave seconds off report times. Training for this takes place at NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE in Las Vegas, Nevada, and even integrates coordinating artillery use as well.
“I recently read that FlightSafety has a new Flight Simulator in their Dallas facility that is full motion and used for both Initial Training and Recurrent Training for the PILATUS single engine turboprop. I’m sure that they will find it as effective as we do our flight simulators here at TURBINE TRAINING.”
Published September 15, 2015