The College of Engineering(CoE) of Abu Dhabi University has recently purchased state-of-the-art Fixed-Wing Desktop Simulators from Geosim Technologies, Australia. The university’s Aviation Laboratory is equipped with 10 such simulators which would enhance the learning experience of all aviation students enrolled in this major. Abu Dhabi University has chosen this particular model of simulators because it is the successor of another popularly known simulator from Geosim called Fixed-Wing Basic Aviation Trainer which has proven successful with other Aviation Schools and Universities around the world. As a desktop-mounted solution it is an ideal trainer for locations with limited space or classroom type environments. The simulators have the ability to be networked which offers unique and organic teaching opportunities and allows our instructors to teach multiple students at the same time.
Some of the best features of this simulator includes the robust rudder pedals and custom made throttle quadrant which are designed to deal with constant use. Both pedals and quadrant are manufactured out of powder – Coated Steel, meaning they are incredibly durable and provide valuable tactile feedback to the user. The simulators feature a separate scenery and instrument panels allowing for a range of aircraft types to be easily simulated and the flexibility to be expanded on a needs basis. The simulator also includes a radiostack, switch panel, autopilot, trim and even toe-brakes to maximize realistic tactile feel.
Abu Dhabi University aims at maximizing student engagement, learning retention, and conceptual application through these technologically advanced flight simulators.