As the demand for pilots continues to surge, flight schools find themselves in a predicament. In addition, within the coming decade, more than a quarter of the current commercial pilot workforce will approach mandatory retirement age, intensifying the need for efficient and effective pilot training solutions.
The urgency to innovate pilot training has never been more apparent. This increased need for pilots and the fact that traditional aircraft training has been challenged by substantial delays and lengthy back orders from aircraft manufacturers not only hampers flight schools’ ability to meet demand, but also jeopardizes the growth of the aviation industry.
Your Pathway to Meeting Aviation’s Demand
Frasca understands the gravity of this demand, and that’s why we present the Reconfigurable Training Device (RTD) as a revolutionary solution to bridge the training gap. As the aviation industry grapples with aircraft shortages and pilot demands, the Frasca RTD is poised to transform pilot training.
- The RTD is designed to offer a rapid and flexible solution to the challenges posed by aircraft back orders. Unlike traditional training aircraft, it can be delivered within weeks, ensuring a seamless transition into your training curriculum.
- Recognized by the FAA as an Advanced Aviation Training Device (AATD), the RTD grants trainee pilots the ability to log valuable training hours—also known as “loggable time.” This recognition offers a powerful advantage to both aspiring pilots and training institutions.
Breakdown of how time in the Frasca RTD (approved by the FAA as AATD) can be used in substitution of time in an actual aircraft (loggable time).
- With the Frasca RTD, you can not only reduce time and cost associated with aircraft training but also offer an engaging and immersive learning experience. The RTD keeps students actively involved in aviation education.
The FAA Agrees with Maximizing RTD Usage
In a noteworthy article penned by the FAA Manager responsible for AATD usage and approvals, he emphasizes the FAA’s stance that “there is no prohibition on additional use of these devices in training.” He further emphasizes that training in an ATD can maximize training time, minimize costs, and enable learners to master basic procedures in the device before translating them to the actual aircraft. These sentiments echo Frasca’s mission in providing an effective training tool that bridges the gap between training and proficiency.
Embracing the Path Forward
By addressing the immediate training needs and reimagining the training landscape, the RTD offers flight schools an effective means to navigate the challenges and uncertainties of the aviation industry.
Don’t let the future of aviation training be dictated by shortages and delays. Empower your institution with the Frasca RTD and shape the future of pilot training. Take the first step towards a streamlined training experience by configuring your own Frasca RTD today! Click here to access our online configurator and explore how the RTD can bridge the training gap and keep your pilot pipeline thriving.