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German researchers claim first: Robotic flight simulator

Article | Apr 03, 2013

The robotic simulator models a Diamond DA42. Photo courtesy DLR.

Mar. 29, 2013, issue of 'AOPA ePilot: Flight Training Edition' weekly newsletter

Article | Mar 29, 2013

In This Issue: VOLUME 13, ISSUE 13 — March 29, 2013 Agonic airports Tower’s closed, what now? Plane Spotter: CASA 212 Final Exam: All about VMC Safety >> Picture Perfect >> AOPA Live >> Training Tips Agonic airports A student pilot is planning a cross-country flight from Hannibal Regional Airport in Missouri to Iowa’s Washington Municipal Airport. Adding a wind correction angle to the true course as taught, the trainee determines the true heading, and then proceeds to check the compass card for deviation before determining the compass heading to be flown.

Five instrument simulator apps

Article | Mar 25, 2013

When I first started my flying lessons, my first instructor encouraged me to download and play with Microsoft Flight Simulator to help me grasp some of the concepts of flight. Growth in smartphone and tablet use has matched an explosion of instrument simulation apps.

Cirrus endorses touchscreen flight simulator

Article | Mar 20, 2013

The training department at Cirrus recently put its stamp of approval on the FlyThisSim’s Touch Trainer, a touchscreen flight simulator. By making the endorsement official, the Cirrus training department is saying that it approves the Touch Trainer for training and currency, and will sell the device through its catalog, Cirrus Connection.

Embry-Riddle campus acquires full-motion simulator

Article | Feb 28, 2013

The Daytona Beach, Fla., campus of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University has acquired a Level D full-motion simulator from FlightSafety International.