For release October 7, 2015, Frasca International, Inc. Urbana, IL has received a contract for an Level 5 R44 Helicopter Flight Training Device (FTD) from Central Oregon Community College (COCC), Bend, Oregon. The R44 FTD will simulate the Robinson R44 Helicopter and will feature a 3 channel cylindrical 220° Visual display system with Frasca’s TruVision™ Global visual system including helicopter Missions database for the entire state of Oregon. The R44 FTD will be used in the colleges careers pathway for aviation program which provides flight training for both fixed wing and helicopter pilots.
The cockpit of Frasca’s R44 FTD is a replica of the aircraft and includes panels, controls and instrumentation. Control pressures are realistically simulated by Frasca’s TruFeel™ control loading system. The R44 includes Frasca’s TruVision™ visual system providing highly realistic visual training environments. “With this incredibly accurate R44 FTD, we have elevated the level of simulation available for this class of aircraft which allows more training to be performed in the simulator.” , stated John Frasca, President of Frasca International, Inc. The R44 FTD is designed for use by helicopter flight schools, commercial operators, and parapublic organizations. Frasca recently delivered another R44 FTD to a flight school in China.
About COCC Aviation Careers Program:
The aviation field is a growing industry in Central Oregon and the United States. COCC’s Aviation program provides the skills needed for a successful career in the aviation industry. From private and commercial certification to certified flight instructor rating, the courses are designed for those interested in learning more about aviation, who want to earn pilot’s licenses, and specifically for those who want to become professional airplane and helicopter pilots. For more information, visit http://www.cocc.edu/aviation/