This well-attended two-day conference showed that there was no problem in making modern flight simulators "capable" because the technology is readily available, but whether "currency" with the aircraft is achieved is more up to management and regulation than technology. Speakers came from simulation and airframe companies, from civil airlines and military users, from research and university, and from countries including Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Russia, Spain, Sweden, UK and USA.
Highlights included talks on simulator fidelity where it was pointed out that in areas other than full mission training, fidelity should match the training to be carried
out, and excessive fidelity in lower-level training devices was not only expensive but could inhibit the object of training by providing too many cues and complexities for the level being trained.
The full review of this successful and interesting conference, written by Ian Strachan of the Flight Simulation Group, can be found here:
Future Events for the Diary
23 September 2014
Capt Ray Jones Lecture
23-25 September 2014
The International Pilot Training Consortium: Next Steps?
View the programme here