HELICOPTER

Frasca International, Inc. has developed and introduced three new simulation technologies to enhance the training capabilities of their flight simulators. The new technologies are SimTracker™, SimAssist™ and TruCue™.

SimTracker is Frasca’s new cloud-based utility that helps customers manage their flight simulators and meet their regulatory quality-management needs. SimAssist is a software module that measures the pilot's task proficiency in real-time and provides variable assistance to optimize training. At the instructor's discretion, the system can provide active or passive assistance, record the student's proficiency over time and provide real-time feedback to the instructor. The level of assistance can be set to a constant level or continuously adapt to the student's proficiency level. This system is useful for pilots learning new tasks, but can also help experienced pilots adapt more quickly to a fixed-based FTD, maximizing the training potential of the device.

TruCue, Frasca's newly developed simulator cueing and vibration system, provides critical vestibular feedback to the pilots, makes the simulator fly more realistically and allows the pilot to naturally react to flight motion cues while training. TruCue consists of a 6 Degree of Freedom (6DoF) motion base optimized for helicopter simulation, and is based on the technology used in Frasca's Level D full flight simulators that has been adapted for smaller facilities and tighter budgets. Frasca’s launch customer for TruCue is Air Evac Lifeteam, which has ordered a Bell 206 Level 7 FTD.