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Liberty adds Piper twin, Cessna single simsLiberty adds Piper twin, Cessna single sims

Liberty University beefed up its ground game by ordering two additional Frasca flight training devices, one each to simulate a twin-engine Piper Seminole and a single-engine Cessna 172, that will augment the university’s growing aviation program.

The Level 5 flight training devices from Frasca include the company’s TruVision global vision system with laser-hybrid projectors and angle-of-attack devices designed to assist pilots during critical phases of flight. Many Liberty flight students are familiar with the training devices because the Lynchburg, Virginia-based university has used Piper Arrow and Cessna 172 simulators since 2012.

“The extremely high fidelity experience with FRASCA simulators allows students to realize a direct transfer of skills to the actual aircraft in almost every flight training event,” Kevin Martin, the university’s associate director for the simulator program, said in a Feb. 10 news release.

The university, nestled near the Blue Ridge Mountains, teaches aviation and flight training to more than 800 students and offers a bachelor’s degree in aeronautics with specialties in missions, military, unmanned systems, commercial/corporate, and maintenance.

Liberty’s School of Aeronautics manages more than 250 active flight students on its main campus and partners with more than 40 flight training affiliate schools around the United States for online courses. Liberty also shares its Lynchburg simulators with Freedom Aviation, a Liberty University-owned fixed-base operator.

The school also offers maintenance technician and flight attendant associate’s degrees.

The private not-for-profit university founded in 1971 says it is the largest Christian university in the world. The university was recently recognized by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education for its doctoral work.

David Tulis

David Tulis

Associate Editor Web/ePilot
AOPA Associate Editor Web/ePilot David Tulis joined AOPA in 2015 and is a seaplane-rated private pilot who enjoys vintage aircraft, aerobatic flying, and photography.
Topics: Flight School, Pilot Training and Certification, Aviation Industry

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