For many years, the helicopter industry has seen simulator training as something the big operations do. Yes, the top-of-the-line Level D simulators do provide a great training environment. But it also costs a great deal to rent these devices, if one is even available for your aircraft.
Frasca’s new RTD is making high-level technology available to flying schools that previously were priced out of the game.
We fly the Bell Helicopter Training Academy’s latest full flight simulator – the Frassca Bell 407GX Open PDF
Instead of the typical pilot report, in this article we will look at a Flight Simulation Training Device, or FSTD for short. This particular device from Frasca International simulates the most popular single engine turbine helicopter ever built, the Bell 206 JetRanger and LongRanger series of helicopters. Open PDF
To many helicopter pilots, the idea of spending time in a simulator is about as foreign as using a runway. That’s what airplane pilots do. Frasca is hoping to change that mindset, starting with a TruFlite™ training device outfitted as a Robinson R44. Open PDF
By all indications, the helicopter simulation industry is booming. With the steady introduction of new helicopter models from several manufacturers, the simulation equivalents of current and previous airframes will ensure the simulation market continues to trend upwards with increasing sales. Open PDF
The use of flight simulators in helicopter training is booming. As helicopter pilot training trends toward utilizing flight simulators more frequently, Frasca continues to develop new simulation technology and training scenarios designed to enhance realism… Open PDF