It’s time to get real about flight training. Until now, affordable training devices have been lacking when it comes to features and quality. Frasca has changed that with the RTD™ - Reconfigurable Training Device.
The RTD is a feature rich Advanced Aviation Training Device (AATD) that combines FRASCA quality with real-world affordability. The RTD can be reconfigured to convert to different aircraft models. Its durable design and easy maintenance makes it a reliable training tool. The RTD is much more than a simulator. It’s a solution.
Dollar for dollar, the RTD is the most immersive flight training experience available.
Our Frasca RTDs 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.
Eagle Flight Centre owner, Tom Trumbull
Real Garmin G1000 NXi Software
By incorporating Real Garmin G1000 NXi software in the Frasca RTD, users can be assured that they are learning correct procedures and habits as all of the menu selections and button pushes are performed in the RTD the same as in the aircraft. Until now, lower cost simulators relied on imitated G1000NXi software which lacks the fidelity and realism of the real G1000 NXi. When a simulator is different from the aircraft, the pilot performs tasks differently than in the aircraft, resulting in negative training (which is noted in the FAA’s Aviation Instructor’s Handbook). To ensure positive transfer of training, Frasca incorporated real Garmin G1000 NXi software in the RTD which provides realistic simulation and safe training.
G1000 NXi software also enables the Frasca RTD to include Garmin’s newest features such as Synthetic Vision Technology with its 3-dimensional “pathway” view, Terrain Awareness and Warning System, as well as WAAS (LPV, LNAV/VNAV and Glide Paths) and easily updatable navigation databases.
Frasca is redefining the quality of entry level training devices.
It became apparent that there is a very real demand for a better AATD that delivers quality and customer service and that customers are willing to pay a fair price to get both. We knew that our advancements in simulation, computer and manufacturing technology would enable us to build an AATD without sacrificing our fundamental values of quality, reliability and service.
Easy change configuration kits featuring quick release fasteners, self aligning captive connectors and hot swap capability.
Reconfigurable to match YOUR training aircraft
What do you need to fly today? The RTD is easily reconfigurable to support training for a variety of aircraft types including the Cessna 172 and the Piper Seminole, with options for legacy or glass cockpit avionics.
Realistic avionics. Better training in the simulator with less time needed in the aircraft results in saving time and money.
Browser Based IOS
Browser Based Instructor/Operator Station (IOS)
The Frasca RTD features a browser based IOS interface that can be used on a tablet, desktop or your phone for the ultimate in convenient instructor access. Through the IOS the instructor can control the RTD’s simulated environment (wind, temp, time of day, etc.) and cause simulated failures (engine, avionics, fuel, etc.)
Compact, Durable, and Easily Serviceable
The RTD features durable all metal construction that can withstand the high usage training environment with minimum downtime due to breakage. The user has fewer hassles from cancelled lessons while the operator has less risk of lost revenue.
Feature rich, even if you're not
Reconfigurable to convert to different aircraft models
Real G1000 NXi Software
Durable all metal construction
Available in single or twin aircraft types
Operational knobs and switches in correct positions for accurate tactile experience
Durable hardware for consistent and reliable usage with minimal downtime
Open or closed cockpit options
Single or three channel visual display options
Realistic look and feel of actual aircraft panel
Browser interface for ease of instruction
Easy maintenance and diagnostics (software included)
Modular (standardized LRUs)
LCD flat screen display with FRASCA CGI technology