Flight training
Pilot|October 2020
Flight training
News from the clubs, schools & ATOs

Cirrus launches Vision Jet training in Poland

Pilots wishing to obtain a Type Rating for Cirrus Aircraft’s Vision Jet can now train at Aero Poznan in Poland. Instruction available at Aero Poznan includes recurrent training, the full syllabus for the grant of an EASA Vision Jet Type Rating and a course specifically designed as an introduction to the aircraft. This is aimed at prospective purchasers of the single-engined light jet, and will also help prepare position holders for the type rating syllabus. The training programme makes use of a Vision Jet flight simulator, the only one in the world outside of Cirrus’s own Vision Centre in Knoxville, Tennessee.

Cirrus Aircraft delivered the 200th Vision Jet last month and there are now more than four hundred type-rated pilots globally.

New 737-800 simulator at Andrewsfield

A new venture at Andrewsfield airfield offers the opportunity to experience Boeing 737 flight operations on a simulator built around a full-size replica cockpit. The simulator is classed as a Boeing 737-800 FPT (Fixedbase Procedural Trainer) and can be used to provide flight experiences as well as training courses for student and professional pilots. It has a fully motorised throttle quadrant featuring moving trim wheels, motorised trim indicators, spoiler deployment, and moving throttle levers.

The simulator also has a touchscreen instructor station, from where the instructor can change weather or time of day, and simulate malfunctions, such as engine, avionic or hydraulic failures. The visual system shows a 200° wide landscape in high definition, providing the pilots with vital peripheral vision cues.

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October 2020