Landing a professional A320 Level D Simulator…

ByAlexander Schaffler

Landing a professional A320 Level D Simulator…

FTD Consulting was invited to try out a professional Level D Flightsimulator with motion platform during a flight training device installation in Switzerland. Motionplatforms are only representative concering motion cues, but they have a tremendous impact on the  handling and impressions during training. The sensation with active motion is influenced by both the eyes and the equilibrium organs in our ears with 50 % each.  Many professional pilots tend to disconnect motion platforms during training as they say it is not the “real-deal” .

About the author

Alexander Schaffler

Mr Alexander Schaffler started his aviation related career in 2007 with Diamond Aircraft Industries, where he was first taking over the FSTD production line, delivery, installation and qualification process as a Project Manager of the Business Unit Simulation. He left the company as Director Marketing and Sales and launched his own consulting company for professional flight simulation in 2010 (FTD Consulting) which later cofounded the platform Flight Simulator Trader in 2013, trading independently new and used FSTDs accompanied by sophisticated services. To this date FST has sold over 75 Simulators and taken on manifold consulting assignments for simulation organisations as well as regulatory approvals of aviation organizations (AOC, ATO, FSTD, CAMO, etc.) by introducing solutions to about 140 aviation organisations.