February, 26, 2019. Urbana, IL. TEMSCO Helicopters, based in Ketchikan, Alaska has recently taken delivery of a FRASCA built AS350B2 Helicopter Flight Training Device (FTD).
TEMSCO, along with NorthStar and Coastal Helicopters will use the FTD to train their staff pilots. The main focus of the FTD will be training new tour pilots on routes and for transitioning from piston helicopters to the AS350, which is a more responsive helicopter.
“The FTD will also be used for mission training, dealing with rapidly changing weather, white-out conditions, and even flat light conditions; scenarios that can be encountered while flying around Alaska. These senarios can be experienced in the simulator to teach pilots to properly recognize and avoid any of these hazards when present,” stated Joe Hicks, Sr. Vice President of TEMSCO. (more…)
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. (more…)
January 30, 2019, Urbana, IL – Frasca International, Inc. announces that they have partnered with Garmin to integrate Real Garmin G1000 NXi software into their new Frasca RTD™ (Reconfigurable Training Device). This is a first in the simulation industry and required extensive collaboration between Frasca and Garmin to ensure that Frasca’s simulation software and Garmin’s G1000 NXi software operate in harmony. The Frasca RTD is approved by the FAA as an Advanced Aviation Training Device (AATD) and features Frasca’s advanced aerodynamic software using flight test data, a browser/web based instructor station, and convincing out the window visual graphics for a realistic flying experience. In addition, Frasca designed the RTD using robust hardware for reliability and ease of maintenance, while being easily reconfigurable between different aircraft models including the Cessna 172 and Piper Seminole as well as between analog instrumentation and G1000 NXi glass cockpit. The RTD can be ordered with a single visual display or multiple channel displays for wrap-around, high-definition visuals. (more…)
Frasca International, Inc., Urbana, IL has received a contract to supply a TBM910 Level 5 Flight Training Device (FTD) to SimCom International’s training center located in Scottsdale, AZ.
The FTD which will be built in an actual aircraft cockpit will be equipped with G1000Nxi with two PFD’s and one MFDs including TAWS, weather radar, synthetic vision, traffic advisory system, ESP/SUP/EDM, real MD302 elecronics standby instrument and enclosed Instructor Operator System (IOS) Cab. The FTD will include an RSI visual system with projected 220° spherical display system. (more…)
October 23, 2018. Urbana, IL. Several aviation education organizations in China have selected Frasca International, Inc. to provide flight training devices for their programs this year. New orders for 2018 include a Level 5 Archer Flight Training Device (FTD) for Chengdu Fanmei Aviation Industry Co, Ltd, located in Chengdu, Sichuan, a Cessna 172 Level 5 FTD for Hebei Zhiyuan GA Co, LTD, located in the Hebei Province and a DA40/42 G1000 FTD for the First International Aviation Academy located in the Jilin Province. (more…)
After spending the last several years considering options to supplement it’s simulated training devices, Moody Aviation has selected Frasca International to provide three reconfigurable Advanced Aviation Training Devices (AATDs) for use at their flight training facility at Felts Field in Spokane, Washington. Moody is one of Frasca’s earliest customers, having purchased their first Frasca simulator in the 1960’s. Moody currently uses several Frasca devices which have been acquired over the years. Their three new AATDs will replace three earlier Frasca units. (more…)
September 17, 2018. Urbana, IL. Frasca International, Inc. (Frasca) has been named sub-contractor for the Navy TH-57 Aircrew Training Services (ATS) Contract. The prime contract, which was awarded by the Naval Air Warfare Center Training Systems Division (NAWCTSD) to FlightSafety Services Corporation includes contract instructional services (CIS), contractor operations & maintenance services (COMS) and Flight Simulation Training Devices (FSTDs) for CNATRA. (more…)
Rudy Frasca’s P-40 at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2018 was featured as Picture of the day by Photographer Albert Dyer.
July 19, 2018. Urbana, IL. The Japan Civil Aviation College (JCAC) has placed an order for five (5) FRASCA Cirrus SR22 Flight Training Devices (FTDs). The Level 5 FTDs will be configured with the Garmin NXi avionics and will include Frasca’s TruVision™ Global visual system with three channel projected visual display system, Simplicity™ Instructor Operator Station, Cirrus landing gear system, sound simulation and more. (more…)