At AOPA Aviation Summit, Avidyne Corp. and simulator manufacturer Frasca International announced Nov. 11 that they’ve partnered to create a Cirrus SR22 simulator incorporating Avidyne’s latest Entegra Release 9 (R9) avionics suite. The first such simulator has been delivered to Western Michigan University; a second simulator will be delivered in the near future, Avidyne says.
This new flight training device has dual IFD5000 flight displays with dual FMS9000w Flight Management Systems. Made from an actual SR22 cockpit, the training device has Frasca’s TruVision, 220-degree visual display and a Graphical Instruction Station that lets instructors control the training environment. Lesson plans can automatically control the simulator by triggering events based on time, altitude, and other factors. —Thomas A. Horne