By Juan Mendez
Established in 1990, Precision Flight Controls, Inc. is recognized as a global leader in providing flight training organizations with affordable, high fidelity, flight simulation components, and systems. PFC’s systems simulate dozens of general aviation and commercial aircraft as well as today’s most popular technically advanced aircraft.
PFC provides industry-leading flight simulation components to many aviation industry leaders such as Northrop Grumman, Lockheed Martin, Rockwell Collins, General Dynamics, Honeywell, and Boeing. PFC systems are approved by regulatory agencies around the world and are utilized in hundreds of aviation and educational facilities on every continent including such prestigious organizations as the U.S. Navy, U.S. Air Force, U.S. State Department, the FBI, the FAA, the European Space Agency and NASA.
Precision Flight Controls embraces and provokes the Spirit of Innovation as an integral element of design and production. Through that spirit of innovation, we were inspired to create our latest simulator. Introducing the King Air simulator featuring a technically advanced digital flight deck, based on our flagship MFD simulator.
The King Air analog flight deck simulator has been built at PFC for over 10 years, and this veritable simulator has been in use as a training device for King Aircrews and pilots with unparalleled success. PFC has hit it out of the park with the latest version of its veritable King Air simulator.
The highly advanced digital flight deck has resulted in a simulator with the capability to train King Air Initial and Recurrent pilots in a modern state of the art avionics system that is rapidly being retrofitted into older King Air’s and is the functional equivalent of new aircraft being manufactured today. This state of the art system emulates Garmin’s G1000 function with seamless fidelity. The result for PFC customers is a simulator that enables the training of pilots in a complex avionics system before stepping into the aircraft. This training is both cost-effective and presents far less risk exposure compared with in-aircraft training. In addition to the digital avionics, the simulator has received a comprehensive modernization upgrade and new features such as control loading, 3DOF, and 6DOF motion, upgraded fuel and electrical systems that represent the aircraft systems and facilitate teaching aircraft systems at a level equivalent to Type training. PFC has raised the bar by substantially enhancing quality through tightly controlled manufacturing processes that have produced the look, form, and function of the actual B200 or C90 aircraft.
As a Flight Instructor, I have conducted training in the legacy King Air simulator for over 10 years with great success. I have watched with what can only be described as intense anticipation for the completion of the new digital flight deck King Air. My impression upon flying the new simulator was that it was a modern level C or D simulator with a highly technically advanced interface. The amount of information available facilitates teaching at a level that approaches Type Training. For more information on the latest innovations from Precision Flight Controls visit flypfc.com or stop by or booth N5631