Today sees AXIS attend the Royal Aeronautical Society’s Flight Simulation Conference, which is addressing innovation in technology, training practices and the impact of regulatory change in the industry. Daniel Shinners, an AXIS aviation engineer, presents to the Society the results of research surrounding the implementation of a wake vortex turbulence model into a Level D simulator.

With UPRT (Upset Prevention & Recover Training) becoming a regulated requirement of already manufactured simulators, it is expected wake turbulence will also be included within the simulation training syllabus at some point in the future. Daniel’s presentation outlines the methods and development of a proof-of-concept wake turbulence model, from initiation and ageing of the vortex, through to encounter and aircraft interaction modelling.

We see this R&D as a significant step forward in enhancing training scenarios and another approach to creating more realistic upset recovery situations.