Sacramento-based Precision Flight Controls, manufacturer of simulators and advanced aviation training devices (AATDs) for more than 25 different types of airplanes, announced that it has been selected by Cessna to provide AATDs for its Cessna Pilot Centers (CPCs).
Precision is to create open- and closed-cockpit training devices and simulators for Cessna 172s equipped with WAAS-capable Garmin G1000 avionics suites, including the GFC 700 autopilot and flight control system. The “open” versions feature a visual system comprised of a 50-inch high-definition TV screen. The cockpits will feature Class-B Terrain Avoidance and Warning Systems (TAWS), a worldwide terrain database, reversionary display capability, and an instructor operating station (IOS). At the IOS, instructors can select from a variety of faults to test a student’s mettle, as well as create day, night, and various weather conditions on the display screen. The CPC AATDs will allow students to legally log a wide range of FAA-required pilot tasks.
The Cessna 172 AATD is priced at $66,000, making it approximately $30,000 less than Frasca International’s Cessna-approved AATD. Now, CPCs have a lower-cost alternative in their choice of an AATD. For more information, visit the Web site.