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THE BENEFITS AND PITFALLS OF SIMULATOR TRAINING
Simulators can affect the time and cost of flight
training, and the pace of technology makes it easier than ever to access
them, but if you listen to Frasca -- which has more than 50 years of
experience in the simulator business -- access shouldn't be the only
concern. Frasca has been in business since the mid-1950s. And, today,
the company's approach focuses on two key factors: The ability of
students to transfer learned skills into the cockpit; and the ability of
both the school and student to maintain an acceptable financial
condition throughout the process. In short, Frasca believes that when it
comes to getting the most from simulator training, one size does not fit
all. Moreover, says Frasca, the wrong fit can be more than inconvenient,
it can introduce complications that cost both the student and school
time and money.
In Frasca's view, effective flight simulation
should maximize the efficient transfer of skills from the simulator to
the aircraft, what the company calls "transfer of training." In
practice, Frasca sees the best transfer of training achieved through
simulators that provide the most accurate replication of the flight
environment -- the best aerodynamic simulation, the most accurate flight
deck replication, and, wherever possible, integration of qualified
aircraft-specific motion and visuals. In today's environment replication
of the cockpit environment is even more important as more and more
manufacturers are developing aircraft-specific EFIS, GPS, and FMS
functions on all sorts of PFDs and MFDs. Frasca's aim is to create the
environment that allows each student to most accurately and efficiently
replicate the actions they will perform in the cockpit. And realism
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UPGRADES: NO EXCUSE FOR BAD BELTS
If your seat belts are
frayed or inadequate -- such as a lap belt up front -- you can fix it
for a reasonable cost. Airbags cost more, but are a real aftermarket
The FAA didn't get serious about seatbelts until 1978, and
even then it was only requiring shoulder restraints for the front seats.
Ten years later, they added the rear. Given how long aircraft stay in
service, that means there are thousands of craft flying every day with
inadequate protection for the most valuable item on board.
you're flying with only a lap belt -- shame on you. As much as some
pilots don't like having belts over their shoulders, the study data has
been clear for decades: 88 percent of injuries and 20 percent of
fatalities can be eliminated by adding shoulder or additional restraints
over lap belts alone, according to the the FAA.
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