SimCom Training Centers recently installed a King Air 350 Pro Line 21 Flight Training Device (FTD) at its Orlando, Florida, training center. The high fidelity FTD was built by SimCom, and will be available for training this winter. Courses to be offered include Type Ratings, initial and recurrent training.
The device is equipped with the Rockwell Collins Pro Line 21 avionics suite. Flight management and automation is provided through the FMS-3000, GPS and autopilot. Radio control is managed through a remote tuning unit.
The King Air 350’s visual system utilizes a Redifun RSI RASTERflite XT image generator with a 172° field-of-view. The 60-Hz visual system offers day/dawn/dusk/night or continuous time of day operation. Select airports have been incorporated to include detailed features that represent the operating area, providing pilots with a realistic visual environment, while Denver and Aspen, Colo., airports are included to simulate flight in challenging mountainous environments, SimCom officials said. Other visual upgrades include weather features, such as thunderstorms with rain shafts, ragged ceilings, blowing snow, patchy fog and scud. Converging traffic on the ground and while airborne offers operators the opportunity to train for conflict recognition and avoidance.
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