In our June/July issue, we celebrate bizav with a visit to Sunwest Aviation in Calgary. We also profile Flightdeck Solutions, discuss northern aviation priorities, and remember the Dash 7. Plus: RCAF retention challenges.
Alsim has announced the sale of an AL250 simulator to Absolute Aviation, a flight training facility in Wetaskiwin, Alta.
The Alsim AL250 is a generic and compact simulator for single and multi engine piston (SEP/MEP reconfigurable) PPL, CPL & IR training. The device was designed for smaller to mid-sized flight training organizations and is certified by the authorities. With more than 30 installed worldwide, the AL250 is proven to be cost-effective and clearly shows markedly better mastery of flight manoeuvres and procedures, with students learning faster.
Absolute Aviation trains its students in both the Cessna 172 for single engine training and the Piper PA-60 for multi-engine training. Close proximity and access to major airports, such as Edmonton International, provides both uncontrolled and controlled airspace for student pilots. The company’s AL250 will feature Alsim’s own GPS system, inspired by the well-known and popular general aviation avionic found in various light aircraft. Absolute Aviation also provides aircraft maintenance and charter services.
Eric Schletz, chief flight instructor at Absolute Aviation, said: “Due to the immersion, real-life feel, and capabilities of Alsim’s AL250, it is the best environment to practice emergency procedures safely and effectively. We chose Alsim because it is the most accurate representation of flight in any comparable simulator. Absolute Aviation provides high-quality training, and we feel the use of Alsim’s device will only increase our quality.”