At Takeoff Aviation Academy's training facilities in Lancing, United Kingdom, Airways installed a single-position 8-screen desktop TotalControl tower simulator and a single-position surveillance simulator for approach and area control.
Also installed were two multi-purpose simulator pilot positions that can be used by either simulator, as well as exercise planning and creation.
Airways’ TotalControl simulation solution was selected by Takeoff for its unique TrueView photo-realism, and flexibility to be configured to meet their ATC training needs.
TrueView – Enhanced tower experience
For their desktop simulator Takeoff Direct chose TrueView, a state-of-the-art graphics implementation unlike any other ATC simulator on the market. TrueView provides a hybrid of 360-degree, high resolution panoramic imagery captured from each control tower and the underlying terrain data to provide a simulation experience almost indistinguishable from the real thing.
TotalControl also offers an Airport Builder module featuring ‘photo-real’ tower graphics — a combination of 3D terrain data overlaid with photo-realistic models and textures. A photo-real model is achieved by overlaying photographed ‘skins’ onto 3D models.
Portable, flexible, cost-effective
The portable desktop simulator delivered for Takeoff Aviation Academy can be packed down into cases small and light enough to be checked in as luggage on most major airlines. It features a generic training environment that can be tailored to fit the wide range of courses offered by the academy.
Flexibility and cost efficiency were important for Takeoff — with this in mind, the simulator solution uses commercial-off-the-shelf, customer-sourced hardware which reduced costs and procurement lead times.