ALSIM is strengthening its presence in Australia as Flight One, based in Archerfield, has acquired an ALSIM ALSR20 simulator.

The ALSR20 is the new simulator manufactured by ALSIM and is the exact replica of the Cirrus SR20 aircraft. This Flight Training Device is certified FAA FTD Level 5 and is specifically designed for PPL and IR training needs. The device reproduces the Cirrus SR20-specific interior cockpit and flight deck and comes along with a Garmin GDU 1050A and GFC 700 Autopilot. The ALSR20 is equipped with a Garmin GMA 350C – All digital Audio Panel and a Garmin GCU 479. The device can also simulate the Cirrus Airframe Parachute System (CAPS).

Flight One has a long relationship with ALSIM that stretches back over a decade. Flight One said: “We have purchased two AL250 sims 18 months ago and have been very happy with the utility and reliability of these systems for use within our pilot training programs. We train approximately 100 new pilots to CPL/MEIR standard and aircraft owners to PPL.

“We are an authorized Cirrus Training Centre with a fleet of Cirrus aircraft available for training within the Cirrus training program. The acquisition of an ALSR20 is a way to enhance our ability to safely and economically familiarise pilots with the extensive functionality offered by the Perspective Plus avionics system. The realism of the cockpit and the inclusion of a very convincing CAPS (parachute) emulation provides a very good facsimile of the real thing.”