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News about simulators and training procedures.

October 10, 2013 - 3:05pm

Aerospace insurer Global Aerospace is partnering with Calspan to bring upset recovery training to Global’s SM4 Safety program. Under the deal, the companies have designed a program to provide a comprehensive upset recovery training course to qualified Global Aerospace customers. According to Global Aerospace, “loss of control in flight is indisputably one of the leading causes of aircraft crashes and crash-related fatalities.

October 3, 2013 - 3:20pm

FlightSafety International is introducing a new-generation Vital 1100 visual system that provides “mission-specific imagery with vastly improved scene content and unprecedented levels of detail” for its flight simulators. With the upgraded system, hundreds of millions of scene elements are processed every second and presented along with environmental effects such as “physics-based weather models” of rain, snow and hail that develop and react as they would in the real world.

October 3, 2013 - 2:10am
ProFlight founder Caleb Taylor demonstrates the iPad app that the instructor can use to set up the simulator. The student can use the app in the level-6 non-motion sim.

ProFlight founder Caleb Taylor believes that there are better ways to train pilots and he isn’t afraid to try new techniques to help new and existing CitationJet pilots learn how to fly safely. “Everyone trains to pass the checkride,” he said. “We don’t do it that way. We go into every aspect of flying this airplane.”

September 13, 2013 - 1:50pm

Moscow-based training organization ViraZH has ordered 79 Skyhawks to re-equip its flight schools throughout western Russia. Under an agreement signed today at the JetExpo show at the Russian capital’s Vnukovo-3 Airport, Cessna will start supplying the piston singles in next year’s third quarter and by the time all the deliveries have been made ViraZH will be fielding one of the world’s largest Skyhawk fleets.

September 5, 2013 - 10:55am

AOPA’s Frederick, Md. headquarters has joined IMC Club International, becoming its 72nd chapter worldwide. The Norwood, Mass.-based club was founded in 2009 to provide pilots with a local forum to share individual experiences and suggestions for improving their instrument flying knowledge and skills beyond those gained from formal training and checkrides. AOPA chapter participants will include AOPA members and staff pilots, the local pilot community and other IMC Club members. The chapter’s first meeting will be held today at AOPA’s headquarters.

September 3, 2013 - 3:20pm

FlightSafety International announced a “significant” expansion of the training the company offers for Cessna Citations and Caravans at its learning centers in Orlando, Fla.; San Antonio and Wichita. This includes training for the full Citation Excel/XLS series in Orlando, including a new level-D XLS+ sim outfitted with Rockwell Collins Pro Line 21 avionics; addition of the only existing CJ2+ simulator in San Antonio; and a Cessna Caravan simulator equipped with a Garmin G600 avionics suite that just came online in Wichita.

September 2, 2013 - 10:25am

The airline industry will need more than one million new pilots and technicians to operate and maintain new aircraft due for delivery over the next two decades, according to a new forecast from Boeing. The 2013 Pilot and Technician Outlook, released on Thursday at the launch of 787 training at the U.S. airframer’s Miami Flight Services campus, projects a requirement for 498,000 new airline pilots and 556,000 new maintenance technicians by 2032.

September 1, 2013 - 2:25am

Pilots planning for a career that requires certification to airline transport pilot (ATP) standards will need to set aside thousands of dollars to pay for additional training mandated by new FAR 61.156. The training is required before the candidate can take the ATP written and practical tests (beginning August 1 next year), and the portion that will cost the most is 10 hours of simulator training, including at least six hours in a full-flight simulator (FFS) meeting Level C standards and replicating a multiengine turbine-powered airplane weighing at least 40,000 pounds.

August 22, 2013 - 3:00pm

The Chicago chapter of the Tuskegee Airmen recently completed another schedule of successful summer programming aimed at steering interested and at-risk youth into aviation careers.

Chicago Tuskegee programs consist of the Legacy Flight Academy, the Educational Assistance Program (which provides scholarships) and the Youth Aviation Summer Program.

August 16, 2013 - 2:15pm

Implementation of a new Brazilian requirement mandating the use of level-D simulators for renewing business aircraft type ratings has been postponed until next year due to a shortage of suitable training equipment in the country. The country’s ANAC aviation authority had intended for the requirement to take effect two months ago, and the agency has been criticized by operators and pilots for being too rigid in its requirement for full-motion simulators.

 
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