Precision Flight Controls MFD Simulator
The Edmonton Flying Club's flight simulator is a Modular Flight Deck manufactured by Precision Flight Controls of Sacramento, California. Using a specially engineered version of 'X-Plane', it has the flexibility and potential to be used to fly anywhere in the world.
The MFD simulator can simulate approximately 20 different types of aircraft from the basic fixed pitch single engine (eg. C172) all the way through a complex multi turbine aircraft such as a Beech King Air.
The simulator is primarily used for commercial and instrument ratings but can be used for a few hours in each of the various licenses and ratings to give students and members the opportunity to practice complicated exercises with ability to pause at any time if there is any confusion or questions.
The simulator is enclosed and uses five 40” flat-screen TV’s surrounding the cockpit to give a realistic representation of what the pilot sees when they look out of the cockpit windows. The software allows us to generate virtually all types of weather conditions and to fly at any time of the day or night, on any date of the year.
The visual system gives the ability to simulate many different flights, both Visual Flight Rules (VFR) and Instrument Flight Rules (IFR.) Dual cockpit controls enable two-crew training including Cockpit Resource Management.
The avionics stack includes a Garmin 1000 that can be changed out to a Garmin 530/430 GPS/NAV/COM, as well as a second NAV/COM, an ADF, a Mode C transponder, and an autopilot.
Interchangeable cockpit screens and throttle quadrants give an accurate representation of the various instrument configurations and the hands-on controls related to different types of aircraft.