February 7, 2019 Urbana, IL. Eagle Flight Centre, Ypsilanti, MI has acquired two Frasca RTD™ AATDs (Advanced Aviation Training Devices). The RTDs (Frasca’s new Reconfigurable Training Devices) will be used by the Eastern Michigan University Aviation program (EMU Aviation), who train their student pilots at Eagle Flight Centre.
The two RTDs are configured as Cessna 172 aircraft with real Garmin G1000 NXi software. They are equipped with single channel visual systems and Frasca’s browser based instructor station with ipad/iphone interface.
EMU Aviation at Eagle Flight Centre is a repeat Frasca customer, having purchased their first Frasca simulator (a Model 141) in 1989. They then purchased the first Frasca Mentor™ AATD in 2006 and added the two RTDs this year. According to Eagle Flight Centre owner, Tom Trumbull, “The RTDs are up and running and they are a mirror image of our 172S aircraft with autopilot. We are impressed with the innovative features including the ipad/cell phone interface for the instructor station.”
“We genuinely appreciate the customer loyalty and trust shown by Eagle Flight Centre and EMU. Our goal is to provide accurate and safe flight training equipment for student pilots in an affordable and reliable product,” stated John Frasca, President of Frasca International, Inc..
About EMU Aviation:
Located in the heart of Michigan’s aviation industry, Eastern Michigan University is next door to the major aviation hubs at Detroit Metro Airport and the Willow Run Airport. This proximity allows Flight and Management students to jump-start their careers and seek industry employment while still attending school. Students also have greater access to airlines, corporate operations, and cargo flight companies after graduation.
EMU flight training is conducted at the Eagle Flight Centre Located on the historic Willow Run Airport. Their aircraft fleet is comprised of several new Cessna 172S Skyhawks, two Yingling Ascend Skyhawks, and a multi-engine Piper Seminole. The Cessna Skyhawk aircraft are equipped with state-of-the-art, Garmin G1000 glass cockpit avionics.