The flight school TL Aviation (Complex ATO) has been operating a certified FNPT II process trainer with a wide range of configuration options (analog / glass cockpit, SEP, MEP) as part of its training and further education courses since 2017, with which, among other things, large parts of the practical E-IR and CB-IR training are completed economically and effectively.
The new training device is the first of its kind from Elite Simulations Solutions AG in Switzerland. It is based on the already successful PI-1000 series but has now been implemented for the first time for the Cirrus SR20 and SR22 patterns. This was made possible by very close cooperation between TL Aviation and Elite. A Cirrus SR22 Turbo G5 from the fleet of the flight school served as a model. With countless detailed photos from all conceivable perspectives, a good data situation was created, through which Elite was able to develop the specific controls of the aircraft.
On January 22nd, the truck with the valuable cargo was on time at 08:00 in front of the flight school. After tackling, towing and building up, Managing Director Tobias Lehmann was then allowed to turn the first test round.
The application possibilities and target groups of the new simulator are manifold: Thanks to the fully functional “Garmin Perspective” G1000 glass cockpit, it is ideally suited for pilots who have previously flown “watch shops” but would like to gain an entry into modern and future-proof digital avionics.
It can also be a valuable decision-making tool for those who are toying with buying a cirrus. With the simulator, you quickly get a valid impression of how the pattern flies in contrast to classics like C172 or PA-28. In this respect, it is certainly also a sensible option for “Cirrus newcomers”.
Regardless of the pattern, the Garmin 1000’s large system depth (also in conjunction with garmin autopilot) makes it very suitable to practice a wide variety of IFR procedures – and to learn what a contemporary avionics can take away from the pilot today in order to give him free resources again. But this also requires a willingness to deal intensively with these complex possibilities – but this for only a fraction of the costs that would be incurred in the real aircraft.
The concrete offers and packages are still being formulated, but the price is already fixed: Including flight instructors, the Cirrus Simulator will be 120.00 Euros per hour (incl.
VAT). Tobias Lehmann and his team are always available for such enquiries.
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