FlightSafety to add Cessna Caravan SIMs in Wichita
FlightSafety International has announced that it will install two Level D qualified simulators for Cessna Caravan aircraft at its Wichita East Learning Center. One will be equipped with Garmin G1000 and the other with Garmin G600 avionics.
Training is expected to begin using both simulators in January 2016. They will be qualified to Level D by the United States Federal Aviation Administration. Qualification by other authorities will be accomplished in accordance with Customer requirements. FlightSafety also provides a wide range of courses for technicians who support and maintain Caravan aircraft.
“The two Cessna Caravan simulators we are installing in Wichita reflect the exact operating characteristics of the aircraft and are equipped with avionics used by the majority of our Customers,” said Steve Gross, Vice President, Sales. “This clearly demonstrates FlightSafety’s ability and commitment to provide Caravan owners and operators with training programs that meet their individual needs.”
The simulators feature FlightSafety’s latest advances in technology including the VITAL 1100 visual system. VITAL 1100 simulates the imagery and environmental conditions experienced during aircraft taxi, takeoff, en-route and tactical flight operations, visual navigational and instrument flight, and landing maneuvers. Simulated flight conditions include continuous time of day, night, dawn/dusk and a comprehensive set of weather features. Superior high definition microtexture provides additional scene resolution that gives crew members the necessary cues to train for virtually any altitude and position. Training benefits also include a whole-Earth environment and worldwide database that incorporates latest terrain information with geo-specific satellite images for unprecedented realism.
The Wichita East Learning Center currently offers 18 simulators for Beechcraft, Cessna and Hawker aircraft. They are used to provide training for the Beechcraft Baron, Bonanza, Beechjet 400A, King Air B200, C90, C200, 350 and Premier I/IA; Cessna Caravan, Citation CJ4, CJ3+, M2, and Mustang; as well as the Hawker 400XP, Hawker 4000, 800XP, and 900XP aircraft.