Flight Simulator

DCX MAX AATD FLIGHT TRAINING SYSTEM



Simulator

When it comes to flight simulation, there are many different levels of equipment that produce varying levels of realism. We chose the DCX MAX made by Precision Flight Controls, Inc. because of its ability to accurately replicate the sensation of flight. It uses “Dynamic Control Loading”, which means that as the airspeed changes, the controls respond accordingly, just like a real airplane. It also gives you the correct responses to configuration changes like extending flaps or the landing gear. The DCX MAX uses five 40″ color monitors with 225 degrees of view and when combined with the full motion system, you really get the feeling that you are in the sky!

For instrument and advanced multi engine work, the DCX MAX excels. We use the Garmin 530 GPS. Full 2 axis autopilot with altitude preselect and vertical speed control. It has a lot of avionics equipment that is not normally seen in the average trainer; RMI, ADF, DME and HSI are all available at the click of a mouse. The aircraft can be quickly repositioned on the map as well as the ability to fly anywhere in the world. This is a great advantage because it saves so much training time compared to doing the same thing in an airplane. You can start it on the ground, taxi out, run up and takeoff or position yourself on the end of the runway or start in flight, on a ten mile final, wherever you want to go, the MAX can take you there!

Weather conditions are easily adjusted from clear skies to below IFR minimums. Rain, snow, wind, inflight icing, day or night are just a few of the things you can safely experience in the Flight Simulator.

When I first got my license, they told me you start out flying with a full bag of luck and an empty bag of experience. The idea being to fill up the experience bag before the luck bag ran out. After flying and instructing for over forty years, I can promise you that there is no luck involved in this business. It is knowledge and skill along with the proper approach to flying that keeps you safe in the airplane. What my instructor really meant was that there are potential emergencies and malfunctions that can happen and that was where the luck part came in. We aim to change that dramatically by using Simulators to create realistic emergency scenarios that will put some experience in your bag BEFORE it actually occurs. This is where the DCX MAX shines again! With over 100 different types of malfunctions and failures, you will feel like the pros do when they encounter a problem in the air…. Confidence! This component of flight simulator training cannot be over stated. The pros train for everything and so should you!

Training System Features


  • Standard Console Features

    All Aluminum Chassis
    Durable Powder Coated Steel Enclosure
    Epoxy Silk Screened Labeling
    Adjustable Panel Lighting
    Remote Instrument Side Controls (10)

    Panel Features

    Interchangeable Start Panel
    Functional Circuit Breaker Panel
    Battery Master Switch
    Alternator Switches (L/R)
    Avionics Master Switch
    Magneto Switches (L/R)
    Nav Light Switch
    Strobe Light Switch
    Taxi Light Switch
    Landing Light Switch
    Prop Sync Switch
    Landing Gear Switch (Latching)
    Landing Gear Position Lights
    Parking Brake Switch
    Alt Air Switch
    Pitot Heat Switch
    Anti-Ice Switch
    Fuel Boost Pump Switches (L/R)
    Digital Clock/Timer
    Hobbs Meter
    Flaps Switch (w/ Guard)
    Carb Heat Switches (L/R)
    Panel Surface Lights
    Panel Lights Dimmer Switch
    Horn Silence Switch

    Visual System Features

    Integrated 5 X 40″ Panoramax Visual System
    On-Board PC Cabinet

    Digital Avionics

    Audio Panel w/ Altitude Pre-Select
    PFC 530W GPS Module NAV/COMM 2
    ADF
    DME
    Transponder (Bendix Style)
    Instructor Controls (6)
    Pilot/Co-Pilot Headset Jack Panels
    4-Way Intercom (External)
  • Control Yoke

    (Beech, Mooney, Cessna)
    Dynamic Control Loading (Pitch/Roll)
    Cast Aluminum Yoke
    Yoke Mounted Push-To-Talk Switch
    Pitch Trim Switch
    Landing Light Switch
    CWS Switch

    Throttle Quadrants

    3-Lever SEL (Single Engine Land)
    6-Lever MEL (Multi-Engine Land)

    Single Professional Rudder Pedals

    Hydraulically Dampened
    Steel Reinforced Tiller Bar Mechanism
    Proportional Toe Brakes

    Full-Size Instrument Display

    Built-in 23″ LCD Instrument Display

    Instructors Operating Station (IOS)

    Graphic Instructor’s Interface

    Visual and Navigation Software

    Worldwide Visual Database
    Worldwide Navigational Database
    Updateable Nav Data (Jeppesen)

    Master Start Panels

    Multi-Engine (Included)
    Single Engine (Optional)
    Turboprop (Optional)
    Jet (Optional)

    Center Control Console

    Elevator Trim (Manual/Electric Coupled to Autopilot)
    Rudder Trim
    Aileron Trim
    Cowl Flaps Switches (L/R)
    Fuel Tank Selector (L/R)
    Emergency Gear Extension Switch

Aircraft Fleet


  • Cessna

    152                                 152
    Skyhawk                       172P
    Skyhawk                       172R
    Skyhawk                       172S
    Skylane                         182
    Skylane                         182RG
    Skylane                         182
    TSkylane                       T182T
    Stationair                     206H
    Stationair                     T206H
    Centurion                     210
    Centurion                     P210
    Chancellor                   414A
    Golden Eagle               421C

  • Piper

    Warrior II                PA-28-161
    Archer III                 PA-28-180
    Arrow III                  PA-28R-201
    Arrow II              TCPA-28RT-201
    Arrow IV                  PA-28R-201
    Arrow IV                  PA-28RT-201
    Malibu Mirage       PA-46-350P
    Seminole                 PA-44-180
    Seminole TC           PA-44-180T
    Seneca                     PA-34-200
    Seneca V                 PA-34-220T

  • Beechcraft

    Bonanza                   A-36
    Bonanza                   A-36TC
    Baron                        B-58
    Baron                        B-58TC
    Duchess                    B-76
    Travel Air                  E-95

    Diamond

    DA20                         DA20

    Mooney

    201                            M20J
    231                            M20K
    252                            M20K

Turboprop A/C (Optional)

  • King Air                                                       C90
  • King Air                                                       A100
  • Super King                                                 Air B200
  • Beechliner                                                 1900D
  • Cheyenne                                                   PA-42
  • Pilatus                                                         PC12
  • Caravan                                                      208B

Jet A/C (Optional)

  • Cessna Citation                                            501
  • Cessna Citation                                            550

Instructor’s Operating Station


  • Features

    • Keyboard and Mouse Interface
    • Worldwide Visual and Navigational Databases
    • Save and Reload Scenarios

    Reposition Aircraft

    • In Air
    • On Ground
    • Pause
    • Freeze
    • Slew
    • Record and Playback
    • 360 Degree External View
    • In-Flight Controls
    • Airspeed
    • Altitude
    • Heading
    • Air Traffic
    • Bird Strike
  • System  Failures

    • Over 100 Failures
    • Electrical
    • Pneumatic
    • Hydraulic
    • Vacuum
    • Engine Failures
    • Flight Control Failures
    • Avionics Failures
    • Nav Aids

    Weather Controls

    • Real-World Weather
    • Wind
    • Rain
    • Turbulence
    • Time of Day
    • All Seasons
    • Clouds and Visibility