Frasca TH-73 Helicopter Simulator

Frasca’s deliveries of the U.S. Navy’s Leonardo TH-73A Advanced Helicopter Training System are on time with all eight contracted new flight training devices (FTDs) delivered, installed, and hard at work.

In April 2021, Frasca was named subcontractor for the Navy’s TH-73A Aircrew Training Services (ATS) contract. FlightSafety Defense won the contract award to provide Contractor Instructional Services (CIS) and availability on 18 Frasca-designed and manufactured Level 6 and Level 7 Flight Training Devices (FTDs). FlightSafety subcontracted with Frasca to install 8 new TH-73 FTDs and modify the 10 existing TH-57B/C FTDs to reflect the new Navy aircraft. (more…)

VR Tech Flight Simulation

Flight training devices and full flight simulators give pilots a simulated aircraft experience to replicate their own environments, mission scenarios and potential emergencies. Advancements in simulation capabilities like computing power, algorithms, visual enhancements, sub-systems, avionics integrations and extended reality technologies are vastly improving helicopter and fixed-wing simulation training. (more…)

Frasca at IITSEC 2021

Like many companies who regularly attended Trade Shows before Covid emerged, Frasca had no choice but to sit out events for a good eighteen months while shows were cancelled or postponed due to shut-downs.  Now that many shows are up and running again, we’re back on the road again – ready to meet customers and industry friends face to face. (more…)

Figure 2: A fully instrumented Airbus Helicopters H125 being flight tested at Frasca Field

What does it take to make great, hi-fidelity flight simulators, true to the aircraft?  There are a lot of answers to that question, but one answer might be a realistic flight model that can reproduce aircraft performance, flight dynamics, handling qualities and control feel throughout the operational envelope.  At Frasca, the Aeronautical Engineering team is responsible for making those things happen, and one of the invaluable capabilities that we rely on to that end is flight testing.  By flight testing the aircraft we seek to replicate, we acquire the needed data to make the sim fly like the aircraft.