Precision Flight Controls introduced two new products at Airventure: An FAA-approved Advanced Aviation Training Device (AATD), the CRX-MAX, and the GT (Glass Trainer), which is pending FAA AATD approval.“Each year we try to bring new cost-effective technologies to market and this year we are excited to introduce our new CRX-MAX Flight Simulator and GT (Glass Trainer),” said Mike Altman, CEO and president. “What makes these products so unique is that they both utilize real Garmin training software. The CRX-MAX utilizes the Garmin GNS530W training software, while the GT utilizes the Garmin G1000 training software.”
The GT Glass Trainer has all the basic and advanced Garmin features including Synthetic Vision Technology (SVT), Flight Charts and SafeTaxi, he noted. The GT Glass Trainer comes in two configurations, a desktop module (GT Module with Joystick) or an FAA-approved AATD desktop with the Cirrus II Flight Console. The AATD version will have two options for outside visuals as well — a single screen visual or a three-screen visual for a more panoramic view, he added. The GT module will come with the desktop enclosure and a joystick. Both configurations are fully “hands on” and flyable.
The CRX-MAX, with starting prices at $49,995, is equipped with the company’s PFC530W (Garmin’s GNS530W training software) and full cockpit enclosure with 225° visual system. The CRX-MAX full featured cockpit can be used for ab initio pilot training through advanced pilot training or to maintain currency/proficiency, Altman said. The MAX also comes with a fleet of popular single engine and multi-engine aircraft, worldwide navigational and graphic data base, instructor’s station and is designed to operate in a small space safely and efficiently, he added. The MAX is also PilotEdge ready (live ATC).
CRX-MAX options include the company’s ProMotion motion cueing system, Co-Pilot’s seat, Control Loading (coming this fall), turboprop and jet aircraft modules.