Simulator Training for Flight Inspection
Knuth Steffens and Eibe Arfken, Aerodata AG, Germany
Location: Regency Ballroom
Date/Time: Thursday, Apr. 19, 2:05 p.m.
Flight simulation tools have grown up from simple programs with low demands for realism and graphics to autonomous serious products. Professional flight simulation tools are used worldwide for supporting any kind of flight aspects. Learning in simulators has become an important part for every pilot. Sophisticated flight inspection systems provide already the possibility to simulate flight inspection aspects. Normally these are limited to a small number of predefined flight procedures, which cannot be modified or influenced. Professional flight simulators, coupled to a flight inspection system, provide much more realistic behavior and expand the possibilities of training. The proper communication and understanding of the crew members, a precondition for successful and save performance, can be trained or reproduced as well as realistic situations inside real simulator cabins, especially during night operation or difficult weather and traffic conditions. Modified data of ground facilities under inspection allows a preparation for difficult situations and increase the knowledge for later missions.