Glass Simulator Center, located at the Chicago-Aurora Municipal Airport, has doubled its general aviation training capability with the addition of three new Frasca Flight Training Devices (FTDs).
The new simulators are in addition to school’s Frasca King Air, Frasca TruFlite 142 and Frasca 141 FTDs. The delivery of the new simulators follows on the heels of a major expansion and refurbishment of Glass Simulator Center’s facilities, company officials note.
The new simulators include a Frasca Mentor featuring the leading edge, WAAS-capable Garmin G1000 system with integrated GFC 700 autopilot and flight director. The MentorFrasca Mentor Garmin 1000 was designed by Frasca specifically for training pilots who want to fly Technically Advanced Aircraft (TAA) equipped with advanced avionics. The Mentor has an FAA-approved flight data package based on Cessna’s popular 172 Skyhawk SP. It includes Jeppeson Nav data, full size fight controls including rudder pedals and toe brakes, multi-channel-sound simulation and a TruVision visual system.
Glass Simulator Center has also added a new Frasca Cirrus SR22 FTD for pilots who are checking out in this new TAA, for those who want recurrent training and for pilots who want to see what flying the Cirrus is all about. The simulator even provides a realistic recreation of the deployment of the CAPS whole-aircraft parachute system, school officials said. The simulator is equipped with the Avidyne Entegra Advanced Avionics system, dual Garmin GPS 430’s an S-TEC autopilot and a TruVision visual system.
Glass Simulator Center’s new Frasca TruFlite H Robinson Helicopter FTD is configured to represent the Robinson R22 and R44 helicopters. Pilots can practice instrument flight procedures or a range of visual-reference maneuvers including liftoffs, hovering, transitions to forward flight, traffic patterns, approaches, landings and touch-down autorotations. The visual-system database includes helipads on a hospital, an oil rig and on an airport as well as a traffic-accident scene.
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