The system can reportedly halve the time required to train a civilian or military pilot of a fixed-wing, rotary-wing or remotely-piloted aircraft. It has been designed to enable every two or three students to have their own simulator so that they can complete all training requirements on it. The system also incorporates virtual reality glasses that not only increase the realism, but also allow the students to connect from home to continue with their training.
They can also help the pilots prepare for higher-risk flights and, in the military sphere, training and tactical flights. The solution also incorporates artificial intelligence algorithms to measure the performance of each of the pilots and analyse their strengths and any room for improvement.
Training pilots of remotely operated aircraft
It currently has 18 simplified models ranging from a Boeing 737 and the F18 fighter jet to Beechcraft and Tecnam light aircraft models and Sikorsky and Airbus civil and military helicopters, among many others. Indra has also prepared this system to train pilots of remotely operated aircraft. More specifically, the SIMCUI incorporates the flight model of the Targus, an optionally manned MALE (medium-altitude long-endurance) aircraft.
The reduced weight of the SIMCUI’s structure makes it easy to move and install quickly wherever it’s required. In the military field, this means that it can be transported to the area of operations to enable the pilots to prepare their missions before conducting them. Each of these simulators is designed to network, interact and share a single virtual scenario. Military pilots are thus trained in the same way as they operate during real missions.
Flight simulation training has become increasingly sophisticated, to the point that it is often considered a full alternative to flight training hours in an actual aircraft, as AirMed&Rescue recently found out.