LA GUARDIA AIRPORT, New York — FlightSafety International has introduced its new generation Vital 1100 visual system.
“Vital 1100 offers unprecedented fidelity for a wide variety of uses with full flight simulators and a complete range of other advanced training devices,” said Jon Hester, General Manager, Visual Systems.
The company’s team of engineers and designers developed Vital 1100 based on customer requirements and “the experience gained during more than 44 years of producing the successful series of Vital visual systems,” he said.
The computational performance of Vital 1100 is five times greater than that of its predecessor, the Vital X. This enhances training by providing mission-specific imagery with improved scene content and unprecedented levels of detail, according to company officials.
Hundreds of millions of scene elements are processed every second and presented along with environmental effects such as physics-based weather models of rain, snow and hail that develop and react as they do in the real world. Other features include dynamic shadowing and enhanced shading effects. This adds a new dimension to the training environment by providing pilots with valuable cues and added realism, company officials said.
FlightSafety has delivered more than 1,000 visual systems and close to 800 simulators and other advanced training devices to date. The simulators and visual systems are part of an integrated training system used throughout the company’s network of Learning Centers and by many other organizations worldwide.