Frasca International, the Urbana, Illinois-based flight simulator company founded nearly 60 years ago by Rudy Frasca, predicts continued strong demand among college flight schools for general aviation flight training devices (FTD) and advanced aviation training devices (AATD).
As universities add to or upgrade their existing fleet of aircraft, they generally accompany the move with newer flight simulators and training devices as well, explained John Frasca, president of the company.
Frasca cited the “continuous evolution” of training programs, government regulations, and the digital revolution as some of the main reasons the realistic training environment continues to grow.
He pointed out that the company’s FAA Level 5 FTDs and AATDs use “aerodynamic flight models and control loading cues that are based on actual flight test data” that contribute to a more realistic learning experience for students.
Frasca representatives at AirVenture are partnering with certificated flight instructors and Sporty’s Pilot Shop to give first-time flyers quality time in the cockpit of a flight training device and a free logbook “to encourage ongoing flight training.”