Fidelity Flight Simulation Incorporated (F2Si) has delivered three Diamond Star DA40 modular aviation training equipment (MATE) advanced aviation training devices (AATD) to Utah-based Granite School District. The MATE's were delivered to the Granite Technical Institute's (GTI) Aviation Department and are ready for training students in the fall semester.
The GTI will introduce and prepare students for the aviation industry. Their curriculum focuses on the study of aviation fundamentals, principals of flight, aircraft and engine operations, weather, navigation, and radio communications as required by FAA regulations. Students will begin flight training in the GTI simulation lab to focus on private pilot flight maneuvers/procedures for takeoff, cruise, pattern operations, approaches, emergencies, and cross-country operations.
F2SI has crafted the MATE as a single-seat sled-based AATD equipped with a simulated avionics system for the DA40 flight model. The main instrument panel is equipped with a physically simulated representation of the G1000 panels for a single engine aircraft. The emulated G1000 hardware includes Primary Flight Display (PFD), multi-function display (MFD), and audio along with an integrated autopilot panel.