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…)