Merlin Simulation has announced the approval of its affordable, Pro-Series Schweizer 300C Advanced Aviation Training Device (AATD). The AATD is to be officially introduced at Heli-Expo Feb. 22 in Anaheim, Calif.
According to the company, the new device features a distortion-free visual of near-180-degree field of view and true flight modeling developed through a rigorous flight-test program. These advanced technologies have previously been found only in high-end training devices. Additional features include engine start and shut down, instructor station, and a simulated Garmin 530.
Mike Fyola, chief pilot and owner of Rotors of the Rockies said, “The device is not only an accurate representation of the flight characteristics of a Schweizer 300, but a pleasure to fly.”
Given the quick responsiveness and steep learning curve of helicopter training, the new 300C AATD finally provides the necessary feel, look, and flight characteristics of the actual 300C, according to Ken Zimmerman, president of Merlin Simulation.
The reconfigurable device is modular in design and may be upgraded to include the Schweizer 333, which is planned for introduction in May of 2009. For more information, see the Web site.