FlightSafety International to Install Two Cessna Caravan Level D Qualified Simulators in Wichita

NEW YORK (September 24, 2015) – FlightSafety International announces that  it will install two Level D qualified simulators for Cessna Caravan aircraft atits Wichita East Learning Center. One will be equippedwith Garmin G1000 and the other with Garmin G600 avionics.

Training is expected to begin using both simulators in January 2016. They will be qualified to Level D by the United States Federal Aviation Administration. Qualification by other authorities will be accomplished in accordance with Customer requirements. FlightSafety also provides a wide range of courses for technicians who support and maintain Caravan aircraft.

“The two Cessna Caravan simulators we are installing in Wichita reflect the exact operating characteristics of the aircraft and are equipped with avionics used by the majority of our Customers,” said Steve Gross, Vice President, Sales. “This clearly demonstrates FlightSafety’s ability and commitment to provide Caravan owners and operators with training programs that meet their individual needs.”

The simulators feature FlightSafety’s latest advances in technology including the VITAL 1100 visual system. VITAL 1100 simulates the imagery and environmental conditions experienced during aircraft taxi, takeoff, en-route and tactical flight operations, visual navigational and instrument flight, and landing maneuvers. Simulated flight conditions include continuous time of day, night, dawn/dusk and a comprehensive set of weather features. Superior high definition microtexture provides additional scene resolution that gives crew members the necessary cues to train for virtually any altitude and position. Training benefits also include a whole-Earth environment and worldwide database that incorporates latest terrain information with geo-specific satellite images for unprecedented realism.

The Wichita East Learning Center currently offers18 simulators for Beechcraft, Cessna and Hawker aircraft. They are used to provide training for the Beechcraft Baron, Bonanza,Beechjet 400A, King Air B200, C90, C200, 350 and Premier I/IA; Cessna Caravan, Citation CJ4, CJ3+, M2, and Mustang; as well as the Hawker 400XP, Hawker 4000, 800XP, and 900XP aircraft.

FlightSafety provides training for Cessna aircraft in Atlanta, Georgia; Columbus, Ohio; Long Beach, California; Orlando, Florida; San Antonio, Texas; Wichita, Kansas; and at the Farnborough airport in the United Kingdom.

FlightSafety International is the world’s premier professional aviation training company and supplier of flight simulators, visual systems and displays to commercial, government and military organizations. The company provides more than a million hours of training each year to pilots, technicians and other aviation professionals from 167 countries and independent territories. FlightSafety operates the world’s largest fleet of advanced full-flight simulators at Learning Centers and training locations in the United States, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Japan, the Netherlands, Norway, South Africa and the United Kingdom.

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Cessna Caravan Simulator