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).
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 International, Inc, has received an order for a Bell 407 GXi AATD (Advanced Aviation Training Device) from Life Flight Network, LLC a HEMS provider based in Aurora, Oregon. Once installed, the Frasca AATD will be used for initial/new hire training, recurrent training, and mission training.
The device will feature Frasca’s Simplicity™ software graphical user interface, electric Control Loading, digital sound system and flight and systems simulation to train normal, abnormal, (more…)
The Helicopter Institute, Fort Worth, TX has placed an order for a Frasca Bell 407 Helicopter Training Device (HTD). The HTD is an FAA qualified AATD and features Garmin G500H display, Simulated HeliSAS, Garmin GTN650 GPS,Frasca’s TruVision™ visual system with three channel HDTV visual display system and a Newport, OR Helicopter mission training visual database. The institute offers part 135 training and checking. (more…)
September 16, 2019 Urbana, IL.
Frasca International, Inc. has received Australian Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) approval on their RTD™ (Reconfigurable Training Device) as a category B synthetic trainer. Three FRASCA RTDs have been delivered to CAE for use at CAE Melbourne and CAE Tamworth training facilities in Australia. The three RTDs are reconfigurable between the Cessna 172 and Piper Seminole, all with G1000 NXi Avionics and feature a three-channel visual system.
Adding on to their distinct training program is the use of simulators for flight training. American Flyers has been a leader in aviation advancement in the entirety of its 80 years, and was the first flight school to use simulators in training. In fact, they worked with Frasca International to help build the first simulator, making them a key player in flight simulation.
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University announced its plan to replace up to 60 of its existing aircraft fleet with new Cessna Skyhawks from Textron Aviation Inc. and four new Diamond DA42-VI aircrafts from Diamond Aircraft Industries.
Frasca sims are part of ERAU’s fleet update to address pilot shortage.
photo: (Facebook/Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University)