Frasca International Inc. has received several orders for its RTD – Reconfigurable Training Device – in recent months.
RTD customers include American Flyers (6 units), Metropolitan State University, Eagle Flight Center, Liberty University (4 units), Purdue University, CAE Global Academy (3 units), Hillsboro Aero Academy (2 units), Rainier Flight Service, the University of Dubuque and Pilot Proficiency with several additional orders in progress.
The Frasca RTD is reconfigurable between different aircraft models including the Cessna 172 and Piper Seminole and between legacy and Garmin G1000 avionics. The RTD is built using robust hardware for reliability and features a browser-based Instructor Operator Station (IOS), which can be controlled by phone, tablet or desktop computer. The RTD can be configured with a single- or three-channel visual display system and includes digital sound simulation.
Frasca's RTD provides a high level of realism that enables the students to transfer a greater amount of learning from the AATD to the aircraft. Frasca's aerodynamic models have been validated by the FAA on higher-level Full Flight Simulators and include physical modeling of all significant components and effects of the aircraft class.