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LETU Aviation College Takes Delivery on New Flight Training Simulators



simulator-4.jpgLeTourneau University College of Aviation and Aeronautical Science has taken delivery of two new Frasca flight simulators for training students studying to become professional pilots.

Flight simulators enable flight students to safely learn to fly before flying in the cockpit. This particular flight simulator model was launched last year in 2018 at EAA AirVenture at Oshkosh, Wisconsin, the largest flight show in the nation.

The new simulators, the Frasca RTDs—Reconfigurable Training Devices—are configurable between different models of aircraft, including the Cessna 172 Skyhawks and Piper Seminoles that students fly in the LETU aviation professional flight program. The simulator can have up to three channel visual display or one and includes digital sound simulation.

“These simulators enable us to provide hands-on flight training safely and more economically for our students and to do so with less impact on the environment, due to less aviation fuel used,” said, Flight Science Department Chair Bruce Chase. We also can simulate problems, like a failed alternator, that we wouldn't or couldn't do in an actual airplane, but the simulator experience teaches and prepares young pilots for those situations.  We can place the student virtually in locations across the United States in weather that challenges and refines their skills. These kinds of scenarios enable us to train safer pilots.”

LeTourneau University is the Christian polytechnic university in the nation where educators engage students to nurture Christian virtue, develop competency and ingenuity in their professional fields, integrate faith and work, and serve the local and global community. LETU offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs across a range of disciplines and delivery models at LETU’s residential campus in Longview, Texas, hybrid options at centers in the Dallas and Houston areas and fully online programs. For additional information, visit

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