Investing in Technology: The Frasca Level 5 FTD
Beyond providing our students with the best possible training through high quality instructors and impeccably safe aircraft, we prioritize the accessibility of state of the art technology.
We recognize that a well-rounded education is more than time in the air, and that’s why we are the first flight program in the country to operate a FAA 141 approved Frasca Level 5 FTD flight simulator.
Our simulation center technology allows students to take the controls of a Robinson 44 in a variety of highly realistic flight situations, preparing them to be successful and safe no matter the career path they choose upon completion of our flight training program.
As a far less expensive alternative to real-time flight hours in an R44, students are afforded the chance to rigorously practice maneuvers in real-world applications such as landing on off shore oil rigs, implementing IFR (Instrument Flight Rules) during a low-visibility flight, emergency response plans and, as only can be experienced in the Level 5 FTD, Low-G pushovers.
The FTD is a perfect replica of an R44 with identical panels and controls, featuring a full helicopter missions database and a three-channel cylindrical 220-degree display system. This simulator is a remarkable addition to Leading Edge Aviation’s flight training program, preparing students above and beyond for a career in aviation.
Call us at (541) 383-8825 to schedule your simulator time.