Becker Helicopters, through its affiliate company ‘Off-Planet Simulation’, is proud to announce the completion and certification of our first Level C helicopter flight simulator.
The flight simulator was built with the the attitude that the simulator must aid helicopter training throughout all stages of training and not just be viewed or used as a toy or a game. The flight simulator has been developed using the latest advancements in both hardware and software which has resulted in a helicopter flight simulator that sets new standards.
The simulator uses realistic and real-time aircraft instrumentation. Pilots will be immersed into the training through the use of real-time avionics that include a Garmin 430 GPS functioning together with an Aspen Evolution PFD and MFD. The flight simulator also uses a two axis HeliSAS that interacts seamlessly just as it would in the real aircraft. All of this is supported by a continuous visual display that has a total field of view of 210 degrees laterally and better than 65 degrees vertically.
Everything about this simulator has a “real” feel to it. Users have reported the ability to conduct hovering, visual operations, emergency flight training including full engine-off touch down autorotations as well as the full suite instrument flight training and approaches. The visuals are so immersive that crews have been able to conduct low flying and visual navigation exercises due to the use of the high definition scenery data base.
The visual allow users to use both VFR and IFR landmarks and radio navigation aids. The database is continually updated through Air Services, Jeppesen and Garmin databases. This allows the flight simulator to be used for all of your day and night training requirements covering VFR, IFR, Night VFR and NVG training environments.
Our the first flight simulator is based on a Bell206-BIII Jet Ranger and consists of the Aspen Evolution PFD and MFD instrumentation fit. Future models will replicate a glass MD500 and Bell407GX.
The flight simulator, located at Becker Helicopters at Sunshine Coast airport, is available for all your instrument training and renewal requirements. The simulator is also available to support your Night VFR and NVG training needs.
Check out the video
This is a short promotional video showing the Off-Planet Simulator Helicopter Flight Simulator in action.