Simcom Aviation Training, Scottsdale, AZ has taken delivery of a Frasca built Pilatus PC-12 NGX Level 6 Flight Training Device (FTD). The FTD features Honeywell Primus Apex avionics system and visual system with Frasca’s 220 degree spherical display system and is the first PC-12 NGX FTD in service. The first training session with the new FTD was held September 5 at the Simcom Training facility in Scottsdale, AZ.
Unlike competitors who often start with commercially available computer games and attempt to boost fidelity from there, at Frasca, we produce our own flight modeling for our Level D full-flight simulators. We take what we learn in developing this high-level modeling and apply it down the line of our simulators.
We achieve this by investing in high fidelity in three significant ways (more…)
Q&A With ERAU Prescott, College of Aviation Flight Department, AZ Campus
FRASCA spoke with Dennis “DJ” Cassady, Flight Simulation Manager, at the ERAU Prescott campus. DJ is responsible for maintaining, updating and upgrading all flight training devices in the program.
How many students are enrolled in the program?
DJ: We have 675 students enrolled for Fall 2020 (more…)
The Aviation Program at Utah State University, part of the College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences, Logan, will soon be adding a Frasca RTD (Reconfigurable Training Device) to their training program. The RTD simulates the university’s fleet of Diamond DA40 aircraft including Garmin G1000 NXi avionics and will feature a single channel visual display system with Frasca’s TruVision Global visual system. Utah State University holds the highest FAA flight training approval of part 141. The RTD will allow a portion of the required flight time to be replaced with simulator hours. Utah State will take delivery of the first DA40 RTD built by Frasca. Other aircraft models available on the RTD include the Cessna 172, Piper Archer and Piper Seminole. (more…)
May 12, 2020. Urbana, IL.
The International Aerospace community mourns the passing of Flight Simulation icon and aviation enthusiast, Rudy Frasca. Frasca passed away on May 11, 2020 at the age of 89. He died of natural causes.
Rudy was born on April 19, 1931 in Chicago, Illinois. He was one of six children of Anthony and Jenny Frasca. He and his wife Lucille (Matern) married in 1955 and moved to Champaign, Illinois where Rudy started his business and where they raised their eight children together. (more…)
This article provides some guidelines on cleaning and disinfecting simulators and simulator equipment.
- ONLY solutions permitted to clean avionics screens, genuine or otherwise etc. should be used.
- Don’t spray cleaners directly onto the item.
- Don’t get moisture into any openings.
- Use caution when cleaning polycarbonate lenes covering the CGI (Computer Generated Instruments).
Chad Martin took some time out to talk about the University of North Dakota’s (UND) world renown aviation program and how they successfully integrate simulators into their training.
FRASCA: Tell us about your position with UND?
CM: I’m the Fleet Manager and work on Special Projects for the program which means I manage the aircraft and simulator fleet and research products that help support our students and our mission. I’ve been with UND full time since 1999.
FRASCA: How many students do you have enrolled in your programs?
We sincerely hope that you and your loved ones are safe and healthy during the Covid-19 pandemic. Frasca International continues to be as productive as possible during this time. We’ve made many changes within our work environment for the safety of our employees. We want our customers to know that we are able to respond to their needs with product and technical support. We are continuing to build existing orders and developing new technology for our simulators and want our customers to know that we are here for them and are continually looking for alternative ways to support them. Our goal is to be ready to meet our customers needs when the industry and specifically flight training organizations are up running again.
In the meantime, you may contact us through our usual phone and email channels.
The training devices will support training required for HEMS/HAA operations
February 24, 2020. Urbana, IL. Global Medical Response, headquartered in Greenwood Village Colorado, has placed an order for two FRASCA Level 7 Helicopter Flight Training Devices (FTDs), which will support aviation training for two of its air medical operations. Guardian Flight will begin using the Airbus H125 FTD, and Med-Trans Corporation will start using the Bell 407GX FTD for both initial and recurrent pilot training. (more…)
Frasca now offers Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) In and Out functionality on new simulators equipped with Garmin GTN 650 and 750. With the FAA’s ADS-B rule now in effect, pilots can learn and become proficient before taking to the skies. With an ADS-B In-equipped training device, pilots learn to manage in-flight data previously unavailable (more…)