Frasca News

Frasca Flight Simulation

We’re excited to announce that FRASCA has joined forces with Columbus, OH-based FlightSafety International.

FlightSafety has traditional strength in high-quality training in large Level D simulators and FRASCA’s strength in training development and ab initio flight training makes this partnership beneficial for both entities. (more…)

Puerto Rico Customer RTD Acceptance

The Universidad Ana G. Mendez, located in Carolina, Puerto Rico will soon be using a Frasca Cessna 172 RTD (Reconfigurable Training Device) – the first  RTD to be delivered to Puerto Rico, in their Aviation program.

The school operates the aviation program under a collaborative agreement with Isla Grande Flying School located at Fernando Luis Ribas Dominicci Airport, and uses Cessna 152, Cessna 172 and Cessna 172S with glass cockpit for their training aircraft. (more…)

Fly 7 PC-12 NGX Frasca Simulator

November 15, 2021. Urbana, IL. Fly 7 Training located in Lausanne, Switzerland, has received FNPTII MCC / FTD2 approval by the FOCA (Switzerland’s Aviation Agency) for their FRASCA built Pilatus PC-12 NGX FSTD (Flight Simulation Training Device) which was delivered earlier this year.

The FSTD is installed at the Fly 7 Training facility in Lausanne and is being used for initial and differential training and commercial company courses. Starting in January of 2022, FLY 7 and Pilatus will offer initial PC-12 NGX training and the FSTD will be leased to European AOCs. (more…)

Cessna 172 Frasca Simulator

July 20, 2021. Urbana, Illinois –Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Daytona Beach, Florida campus is upgrading nine (9) of their Frasca-built Flight Training Devices (FTDs).

The FTDs, configured for the Cessna 172 aircraft when they were first delivered in 2001, were certified Level 6 devices featuring cutting-edge technology, including wraparound visual systems and Garmin G1000 avionics. (more…)


Frasca International & Epic Flight Academy have collaborated to create a new modernized ab-initio program utilizing Frasca MCS simulator (motion cueing system) and Epic Fight Academy pilot training curriculum.  The program with a focus on enhancing the private pilot portion of training has proven successful, students who complete the program earn their private pilot’s license with only 35 to 40 aircraft hours, which is 50% less than the national average of above 70 hours in aircraft, some university reporting 100 flight hours.



April 8, 2021 URBANA, IL. – FRASCA International, Inc. (FRASCA) has been named as a subcontractor for the US Navy TH-73A Aircrew Training Services (ATS) Contract. The prime contract was awarded to FlightSafety Defense, a FlightSafety International Company that will provide Contractor Instructional Services (CIS) and availability on 18 FRASCA-designed and manufactured Level 6 and Level 7 Flight Training Devices (FTDs).

Image generators and visual databases will be supplied by FlightSafety Defense Corporations subcontractor Aechelon Technologies. The devices will be used to support all aspects of initial entry rotary wing training, including hover, formation flight, night vision device, and shipboard operations training, as well as course rules familiarity and instrument flying. (more…)

Frasca New FFS Building

March 1, 2021 Urbana, IL. FRASCA International, Inc (FRASCA) will be expanding their manufacturing facility in response to strong flight simulator sales including a contract for a Level D Full Flight Simulator (FFS) for an undisclosed helicopter operator. FRASCA currently operates out of an 85,000 square foot office and manufacturing facility which includes two additional outbuildings at their manufacturing facility in Urbana, Illinois.


February 24, 2021 Urbana, IL. FRASCA International, Inc (FRASCA) has received an order for an EC135 Level 5 Flight Training Device (FTD) from TKK (Tokyo Aircraft Instrument Co.), Tokyo, Japan.

The FTD will include some very advanced features including a visual system with five (5) 70 inch flat panel HDTV monitors mounted in front of the cockpit  Two displays are mounted on both the Pilot and Copilot sides to provide a large vertical field of view, and a single display is mounted directly in front of the cockpit.  The device will also feature FRASCAs Vibration system which provides vibration cues of variable amplitude and frequency to simulate realistic feel during flight.  The system consists of electric motors and associated electronics mounted on the base frame, driven by real time host commands.


Frasca Piper M600 Simulator

VERO BEACH, Fla., February 2, 2021 – Piper Aircraft announced today that exclusive factory training provider for the M600, Legacy Flight Training, has taken delivery of a Frasca M600/SLS Simulator. Training using the new type specific device began on February 1, 2021.

The flight simulator uses a Piper sourced M600 fuselage, pilot seating, sub panels, switching and flight controls which enables real world, model specific training for all M600 aircraft. The Frasca built training device features M600 type specific Garmin G3000 avionics with Piper’s HALO ™ safety system, inflight stability protection, level mode and auto throttle system. The simulator also features a multi-channel projection system with wrap around visuals creating a realistic training experience. (more…)

Cirrus SR20

The US Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, CO has taken delivery of a FRASCA Cirrus SR20 Flight Training Device (FTD). The FTD features a 270-degree TruVision Global wraparound visual system with a custom database, CAPS simulation, real Garmin 1000 Perspective avionics suite, electronic control loading, Simplicity Instructor operator station with a remote tablet, and more. (more…)