How technology is currently impacting FFS simulator development and what might happen in the future.
Jean-Luc Laydevant, MD, AXIS Switzerland
The idea of simulation caught on early in the history of modern flight. From the very first days, trainers (who in many cases were barely a step ahead of the pilots they were instructing) realised that some of the necessary in-flight skills, which pilots needed to acquire, could be rehearsed on the ground. They used static aeroplanes and simple mock-ups to familiarise learner aviators with basic procedures, prior to the nervous business of committing themselves to the air. The advantages became increasingly obvious: cost savings, a flexible teaching and learning platform and a safe environment to absorb and practice various aeronautical skills. These devices often had only a vague similarity to the aircraft they were emulating. But the game of “let’s pretend” in flight training had begun in earnest, and it has been with us ever since.
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