By Staff Writer | January 26, 2015
Heli Aviation, LLC, located at Sarasota International Airport, has significantly enhanced its helicopter flight training capabilities with a twin-turbine, dual control, advanced aviation training device (AATD) by ELITE Simulation Solutions. The ELITE S623T is a full crew resource management (CRM) trainer and features an enhanced visual system, fully enclosed cockpit, autopilot, automatic flight control system (AFCS) and advanced avionics including an EFIS and Garmin 430WAAS.
The ELITE S623T Twin Turbine Advanced ATD, photo courtesy ELITE Simulation Solutions
The S623T, modeled after the Airbus AS355, is certified by the FAA and can provide the maximum allowable flying credits toward an Instrument rating, 25 hours toward an ATP rating, 50 hours toward a Commercial rating and 7.5 hours toward a Private rating. It offers substantial cost savings for students, as well as emergency procedures training capabilities that translate to safer, more proficient and more confident helicopter pilots.
Heli Aviation CEO Niclas Herle and ELITE President and CEO John Dixon, photo courtesy ELITE Simulation Solutions
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