Air Show Pacific Sky Aviation and Viking Air Ltd., of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, have contracted TRU Simulation + Training to develop a state of the art Level D full flight simulator/seaplane trainer. This will be the world's first full flight simulator to feature a seaplane configuration, with the highly successful 19 passenger Twin Otter aircraft as the launch platform.
The simulator will be ready for training in early 2016 and will be incorporated into a new 13,000-square-foot Pacific Sky Aviation training facility to be constructed adjacent to Viking's corporate headquarters in Victoria, British Columbia. The new FFS will be built with the very latest in motion technologies, including 60-inch stroke actuators to provide a full range of motion for water operations, expanded visual technologies, and field of view, and a powerful and flexible instructor station with expanded debriefing capabilities. The simulator will be qualified to the highest regulatory standard for Twin Otter operations on wheels, with full training credits available for the aircrew.