Sporty’s and Frasca partner to improve flight training

Sporty’s and Frasca International, Inc. have partnered to develop and market an integrated training program and other products that use Sporty’s training expertise and Frasca’s simulation expertise. The partnership will work to create training materials, course content, and programs for flight students to use with Frasca simulators, according to company officials.

Flight students at Sporty’s will soon have their training experience enhanced with the addition of a Frasca Mentor Cessna 172S Advanced Aviation Training Device (AATD) flight simulator with a 200° visual system.

The Mentor includes options that have typically only been available on higher level devices including Frasca’s TruVision technology, company officials said. TruVision provides worldwide visuals including over 20,000 runways, coastlines, rivers, roads, and more, allowing the pilot to fly anywhere in the world. In addition, the Mentor at Sporty’s comes with detailed satellite imagery within 150 miles of the Sporty’s/Clermont County Airport (I69). This visual enhancement allows for realistic, scenario based-training, meaningful VFR cross-country flying and even ground reference maneuvers, company officials said.

The Frasca Mentor replicates a Cessna 172 cockpit layout, complete with an authentic Garmin G1000 panel. “The visual system is what creates a powerful learning experience,” says Sporty’s Academy President Eric Radtke. “And with the advanced aerodynamic modeling and robust customization options, the Mentor delivers realistic scenarios, for example, communicating with ATC, interacting with flight deck technology and the ability to practice visual maneuvers and pilotage.”

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