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.
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China Market Continues to be strong for Simulator Manufacturer
July 15, 2019 Urbana, IL. Frasca International, Inc. has logged several simulator sales to customers in China within the last several months. Recent orders include a KingAir C90 Level 5 Flight Training Device (FTD) for the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) located in Shenyang City, Liaoning Province, China. The FTD will be used by the CAAC’s Northeast Regional Administration Bureau for research and pilot training. (more…)
Volume of sales demonstrates the RTDs success at pilot training schools worldwide.
July 8, 2019 Urbana, IL. Frasca International, Inc. has received several orders for their RTD™ – Reconfigurable Training Device in recent months.
RTD customers include American Flyers (6 units), Metropolitan State University, Eagle Flight Center, Liberty University (4 units), Purdue University, CAE Global Academy (3 units), Hillsboro Aero Academy (2 units), Rainier Flight Service, the University of Dubuque and Pilot Proficiency with several additional orders in progress.
June 3, 2019. Urbana, IL. Pilot Proficiency, a new pilot training business providing 24/7 simulator access has taken delivery of a Frasca RTD simulator and is open for business at their first pilot recurrency training center located in Lisle, Illinois.
The company offers FAA approved Frasca AATDs (advanced aviation training devices) in locations convenient to pilots and available 24/7. Pilots can book simulator time by the hour or make a commitment to proficiency with monthly subscription plans for affordable recurrency training. (more…)
May 3, 2019. Urbana, IL. OxfordSaudia, a CAE Authorized Training Center has placed an order for two Level 5 Flight Training Devices (FTDs) from Frasca International, Inc. The two FTDs will be configured as DA40NG and DA42-VI aircraft and will be located at Dammam International Airport in Saudi Arabia. (more…)
Liberty University School of Aeronautics is committed to using state-of-the-art technologies to reduce training costs while delivering a high-quality experience. Recently, Liberty acquired three Frasca Reconfigurable Training Devices to bolster its flight simulator fleet. Liberty is one of only a handful of institutions nationwide to have Federal Aviation Administration National Simulator Program certification…
Marine Maj. Ron Chino agreed. Chino, the rotary wing training officer for the Chief of Naval Air Training, demonstrated the new simulator.
Chino said the biggest advantage of the new system is that students can learn to hover inside the simulator before they fly in an actual helicopter. In the past, students could only practice hovering inside a real aircraft, he said.
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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…)