Alsim, a French flight simulator company with almost 200 customers in 48 countries and a new office in the United States, brings their latest simulator the AL250 to EAA Airventure Oshkosh for the first time. The compact SEP/MEP reconfigurable simulator satisfies the FAA Part 141 & Part 61 course requirements and meets the training requirement for PPL, CPL and IR/ME ratings.
At the heart of the AL250 is Alsim’s proven in-house software technology, which is easy to maintain and provides a high quality, 250-degree view angle and high-definition panoramic display second to none.
According to Alsim’s US Sales and Business Development Head, Dr Scott Firsing, “The AL250 is an ideal flight simulator for aviation programs at education institutions because of its trademark Immersion Software that provides panoramic views from the cockpit in unparalleled detail. It’s also enclosed and compact, and relatively inexpensive compared to other similar simulators on the market.”
“Alsim understands the unique aspects of flight training and the AL250 was developed in close collaboration with our education customers and ATOs,” says Scott.
One of the AL250s unique options is the new engineering pack, allowing the customer to change the aerodynamic derivatives of an aircraft’s configuration and demonstrate in a hands-on way how this affects the dynamics. Dr Harald Pfifer of the University of Nottingham, a Alsim client, explains “the students can design their own autopilot and implement it through the Engineering Pack on the simulator. In advanced integrated group projects, students can develop their own aircraft, generate an aerodynamic model for it and fly test it on the simulator.”
In June, Alsim sold its first ‘American’ AL250 to Cirrus Aviation located in Sarasota, Florida. Mr. David Cattin, owner of Cirrus Aviation, emphasizes, “We selected Alsim after a test flight at Paris International Air Show in January this year. We were really impressed with the smoothness of the graphics and the stability of the platform. The versatility of aircraft models at the touch of a button was also a very important factor for us when making the purchase decision. The Alsim team has been excellent to work with and we have created a strong relationship we hope to nurture over the years to come.”
“We are excited to have our AL250 here in Oshkosh so the aviation community can jump in our simulator and go for a flight. It doesn’t get better than that,” Elise Peterson, the US Marketing and Communications Manager, told EAA Airventure Today.
To see the AL250 and speak to Scott, Elise and other members of the Alsim team, please visit their booth located in the BendixKing Exhibit Hanger B, Booth #2017/2018.