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Merlin Simulation, Inc. receives Advanced Aviation Training Device (AATD) approval

Feb. 19, 2009 - Merlin Simulation is pleased to announce the approval of its new generation Pro-Series Schweizer 300C AATD.


February 19, 2009
By Corrie


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Feb. 19, 2009 – Merlin Simulation is pleased to announce the approval of its new generation Pro-Series Schweizer 300C AATD. The FTD is scheduled to be officially introduced at Heli-Expo February 22nd in Anaheim, California.

New Generation means new features incorporating advanced technology, superior visual imagery, and true flight modeling previously found only in high end training devices.

 A distortion free visual of near 180° field of view is the largest in the industry for this class of product. Coupled to an aeromodel developed through a rigorous flight test program “the device is not only an accurate representation of the flight characteristics of a Schweizer 300, but a pleasure to fly” stated Mike Fyola – Chief Pilot/Owner of Rotors of the Rockies. Given the quick responsiveness and steep learning curve of helicopter training, the new 300C AATD finally provides the necessary feel, look, and flight characteristics of the actual 300C for serious training,” reported Ken Zimmerman, President of Merlin Simulation.

Other advanced features include:

  •  High Fidelity graphics
  •  High Fidelity Cockpit
  •  High Fidelity Systems replication,  including engine start up and shut down
  •  A new easy to use instructor station with record/playback
  •  A high fidelity replication of aircraft systems failures
  •  Simulated Garmin 530 GPS/Nav/Comm unit (moving map)
  •  Unique instructor and testing tools

The reconfigurable device is modular in design and may be upgraded to include the Schweizer 333 which is planned for introduction in May of 2009. Other models are available upon request.

Merlin Simulation, Inc., with offices in Virginia, Colorado and Michigan, provides high level Man-in-the-Loop Training Devices, simulators and simulator components for both Government and commercial application. For further information visit their website at www.MerlinSimulation.Com


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