The offered ELITE Air Tractor Training Device is a full replica of the actual AT-802 Flight Deck environment and its functionalities.
All relevant Flight Deck controls, panels, knobs, switches, and other components found in the actual aircraft Flight Deck are replicated in size, look, feel and functionality in the Training Device.
In addition to aircraft hardware, the aircraft systems and avionics are simulated in detail to ensure the ability to represent and train virtually all phases of flight under normal, abnormal, and emergency conditions. Behind the Training Devices Flight Deck is an Instructor Operating Station with sufficient room for the instructor and an observer.
This simulator is useful as a training instrument for Fire Bombing, crop dusting, and practicing engine start-ups, failures, and various emergencies. Whilst the simulator is useful in flight training its real value is realized in that placing pilots in emergency situations that include adverse weather conditions and failures that allow corrective action to be practiced time and time again. This simulator has the ability to be accredited under EASA FNPTII classification as well as AATD under FAA regulations.
Included in this package is the “Vulcan” firefighting software system to complement the training performed in the Simulation unit. The Vulcan project takes into consideration the following factors:
The fires can be generated in specific areas and depending on the climatic conditions introduced will grow dynamically.
o Fires can be started small and will grow according to climatic conditions or they can be started over a large area to emulate existing fire conditions.
o Speed and direction of fire controllable.
o Fire controlled using Fuel type, Temperature, Humidity, Dryness on ground.
o Ability of fire to spread over large areas.
o Ability to change smoke characteristics depending on fuel and energy.
o Turbulence variance
o Ability to regulate smoke density in burned out areas.
o Different retardant features associated with water, foams, and gels including the different weight of the retardants makes for a real mission.
o Water will have the associated effect when dropped on the fire taking into consideration the energy and heat associated with the particular fire.
o Similarly, other retardants will possess real-world qualities to be used to box in the various fires and stop them from spreading.
o Densities of retardants will have the necessary effect on aircraft performance.
Outside and in front of the Training Device is a curved projection screen where the synthetic world is projected on by three high-definition projectors that are mounted above the Training Device. The result is a highly accurate Flight Deck and large-scale visual system that provides an immersive training environment that puts pilots in an incredibly realistic simulated environment where they can learn jet flying skills that are nearly impossible to train using actual aircraft.
The Instructor Operator Station by ELITE provides the following components and functionalities:
· Instructor Station Control Panel with intuitive touch-screen GUI
· Instructor station enclosure with Instructor desk, two Flat panel touch monitors intuitive and ergonomic layout, and functionality
Software capable of
· Easily repositioning the aircraft to a variety of ground and Flight positions instantly
· Adjusting the time to include dawn, day, dusk, and night
· Adjusting the weather such as winds, cloud cover, visibility, rain, and snow
· Activating Pause, Reposition, and Event Marking
· Loading saved scenarios to include: aircraft position, aircraft configuration, and weather parameters
· Track and Departure/Approach plots to be recorded, displayed, stored, and printable
· Simulation of a variety of failures
· Display of a moving map that shows aircraft position, surrounding airports, and navigational aids
· QTG test software
The ELITE AT-802 meets the following certification criteria:
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