AL250 Simulator Receives FAA AATD Approval
Alsim has announced that the FAA has approved the Alsim AL250 simulator as an Advanced Aviation Training Device (AATD). Since its launch in late 2016, the AL250 has been delivered and certified to Universities and FTOs around the world.
The AL250’s proven technology, high fidelity, flexibility, easy maintenance, and high-quality visuals make it an ideal trainer. This cost-effective, fixed base device is named to recognize the 250-degree field of view pilots see from the pilot’s seat, utilizing Alsim’s internally developed High Definition Visual System.
Alsim’s image generator runs at a constant 60 frames per second, without lags, and the screens are designed to avoid external disturbances, improving immersion. Because 80 percent of how our bodies perceive motion is through our eyes, and 20% by our inner ear, your brain believes that you are actually moving.
Mickael Herard, Product Manager and Head of the Alsim Certification Team says “Having the AATD approval now means student pilots in America can log respectively up to 20 hours and 50 towards their instrument rating and CPL certificate.” The approval of the AL250 as an AATD is valid for five years if the FAA’s Letter of Authorization (LOA) requirements are met.
“With three different piston aircraft configurations in one compact, high fidelity simulator, US flight schools and universities have an available, affordable and reliable training device that undoubtedly enhances the flight training program and learning experience” declared Dr. Scott Firsing of the Alsim North America office in Texas.
The first AL250 in the US was purchased by Cirrus Aviation in Sarasota, Florida. It has become an integral part of their instrument rating, emergency procedures and multi-engine courses. The AL250 will be available to demo in April at Sun ‘n Fun in Florida, and at EAA Airventure Oshkosh in July.
ALSIM has been developing and manufacturing FAA & EASA certified FNPT II & FNPT II MCC flight simulators since 1994. Today the company has more than 300 certified flight training simulators in service with over 220 clients worldwide.