Merlin Simulation receives “Advanced Aviation Training Device” approval for Pro Series R22/R44 FTD

Merlin Simulation receives “Advanced Aviation Training Device” approval for Pro Series R22/R44 FTD

17-Oct-2010 Source: Merlin Simulation

Merlin Simulation is pleased to announce the approval of its truly affordable, new generation Pro-Series R-22/44 AATD. The FTD may be housed in a trailer or a dedicated room within the training facility.

New Generation means new features incorporating advanced technology, superior visual imagery, and true flight modeling previously found only in high end training devices.

A distortion free visual of near 180° field of view is the largest in the industry for this class of product. Coupled to an aeromodel developed through a rigorous flight test program “the device is not only an accurate representation of the flight characteristics of an R-22/44, but a pleasure to fly. Given the quick responsiveness and steep learning curve of helicopter training, the new R-22 AATD finally provides the necessary feel, look, and flight characteristics of the actual 300C for serious training,” reported Ken Zimmerman, President of Merlin Simulation.

Other advanced features include:
• High Fidelity graphics
• World visual and navigation databases
• High Fidelity Cockpit
• High Fidelity Systems replication, including engine start up and shut down
• A new easy to use instructor station with record/playback
• A high fidelity replication of aircraft systems failures
• Proper engine start up & shutdown
• Simulated Garmin 530 GPS/Nav/Comm unit (moving map)
• Unique instructor and testing tools

The reconfigurable Pro-Series also includes the S300 introduced at HeliExpo 2009 that may be upgraded to include the Schweizer S333. Other models are available upon request.

About Merlin Simulation
Merlin Simulation, Inc., has offices in Virginia and Michigan and provides high level Training Devices, simulators and simulator components for both Government and commercial application.

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