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FAA Approves First Ever Touch Screen Simulator

Touch Screens Replace Most Hardware Controls On FlyThisSim Device

The FAA for the first time has approved a simulator using touch screen technology for many of the device's controls as a Basic Aviation Training Device (BATD). The FlyThisSim (FTS) TouchTrainer is being called a significant breakthrough in flight simulator technology by its designers.

Touch screens are used to replace most hardware controls with software on the TouchTrainer, enabling lower cost, higher fidelity, and greater versatility. A broad range of aircraft and avionics options can be simulated on a single device, making configuration changes fast and simple. This new technology makes the TouchTrainer more affordable for flight schools and individuals. The FTS TouchTrainer is approved for use in satisfying the Tasks/Maneuvers and Procedures under Title 15 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) parts 61 and 141.

The trainer is designed for both flight school and in-home use. According to the company website, controls are properly positioned on a photorealistic background, and have the same appearance to the make and model of the simulated aircraft. Users instinctively learn control position and function in the training device for use in the aircraft. The company says the flight simulator can immediately transition between various cockpit configurations ranging from a standard “six pack” to Garmin G1000, Avidyne, or other technically advanced avionics.

The basic TouchTrainer starts at $3,500, according to the webaite. A device that is BATD certified begins at $3,900 for home use, and $4,900 for flight schools or other commercial operations. 

FMI: www.flythissim.com/touchtrainer.aspx

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