Southern Illinois University (SIU), Carbondale, has taken delivery of three new Flight Training Devices (FTDs) from Frasca International, Inc.
The new FTDs include two Cessna 172R FTDs and a CRJ-200 Level 5 FTD. SIU also had their their existing Frasca 172R FTD upgraded to have the same features as the two new 172R devices, including G1000, three channel projected cylindrical visual display and low-profile instructor cab.
The CRJ FTD features a three channel 220°x58° spherical visual display system. All four FTDs are networked so that they are seen as traffic in each FTDs visual display. The FTDs all have TruVision Global™ and a custom visual database for KMDH.
With the implementation of these devices, SIU strengthens their status as one of the top flight training universities in the nation. The 172 FTDs enable efficient training for their new fleet of Cessna G1000 C172 aircraft and the expanded visual displays and custom database allow more VFR training to be accomplished.
SIU’s investment in quality training equipment allows better, more efficient training to be introduced in the device and expedite students transition to proficiency in the aircraft. With the addition of the Level 5 CRJ, SIU is on the leading edge of advanced training requirements putting SIU graduates in a great position to reach a successful career in the airline industry. SIU has a total of eight Frasca FTDs in use in their flight training program.
Source: Frasca International
Date: May 29, 2013