Normal Atomics Aeronautical Methods, Inc. (GA‑ASI) has put in a brand new Predator Mission Coach (PMT) at its Flight Take a look at and Coaching Heart (FTTC) in Grand Forks, North Dakota. The plane flight simulator, produced by CAE, will likely be used to coach operators of MQ-9 Block 5 Remotely Piloted Plane (RPA). GA-ASI gives a variety of pilot and sensor operator coaching on the FTTC for operators of GA-ASI’s household of RPA programs. The brand new PMT extends the coaching functionality of the FTTC, which already encompasses a Block 1 simulator and Floor Management Methods (GCS).
“The Predator Mission Coach will likely be used to advance the standard and functionality of our RPA coaching on the FTTC,” stated David R. Alexander, President, GA-ASI. “The PMT will enhance coaching effectivity as a result of it permits us to focus our coaching and repeat coaching occasions within the simulator extra simply than on an precise flight system.”
The PMT supplies very excessive constancy coaching throughout the complete spectrum of mission coaching, permitting GA-ASI to replace its syllabus to rely extra closely on simulator coaching and cut back potential airspace and climate impacts.
“We consider the brand new Predator Mission Coach will likely be an important coaching asset for our clients,” stated Alexander.
GA-ASI anticipates this PMT would be the first of a number of to be fielded for its buyer base.
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