Precision Flight Controls (PFC) and Pilotedge have teamed to bring a new experience in flight simulation, “Live Air Traffic Control,” when they demonstrate one of the FAA-approved Advanced Aviation Training Devices at the Women in Aviation conference in Reno this week (Feb. 24-26).
Pilotedge was first demonstrated in PFC’s modular flight deck at AOPA 2010. Lines formed three to four deep to get a chance to experience flight simulation with live ATC, according to company officials. Pilots could not believe the realism and accuracy and some thought it was computer generated ATC until one pilot called in an emergency, officials added.
To use the Pilotedge service, all you need is a headset, a compatible flight simulator and an Internet connection. Whether it’s VFR or IFR, you are flying around in controlled airspace.