Embry-Riddle Daytona Beach uses advanced Frasca Level 6 Flight Training Devices (FTDs) to complement our fleet of new-generation Diamond DA42 L-360 twin-engine aircraft.
The FAA-certified Level 6 FTDs feature aircraft model-specific aerodynamic programming, control loading, and a Garmin G1000 cockpit layout that precisely replicates our DA42 L-360 aircraft. To increase the realism and value of training, these DA42 L-360 FTDs feature Frasca’s new 220-degree TruVision™ visual display system, which delivers a panoramic view of simulated runways, airports, and terrain.
With the same look, feel, and sounds of the actual airplane, the DA42 L-360 FTDs enable our flight students to safely and efficiently sharpen their skills with many of the same multi- and single-engine maneuvers they will be required to demonstrate in an actual aircraft.
It also gives students the capability to gain confidence with the advanced G1000 avionics suite in a controlled environment.
In addition, the FTDs can replicate sophisticated training scenarios, including weather, traffic, air traffic control communications, simulated emergencies, and other real-world situations. These scenarios help our student pilots train for a variety of situations that we would not be able to safely demonstrate in an actual aircraft.
By using advanced simulations to augment our other training courses, Embry-Riddle is now able to develop a pilot’s proficiency in areas that were previously only covered in theory.
Embry-Riddle Daytona Beach currently operates two (2) Frasca DA42 L-360 FTDs in the university’s Advanced Flight Simulation Center.