Tuesday, June 4th, 2019 – ALSIM is proud to announce the sale of an AL250 simulator to the University of Dubuque. The simulator will be installed in the University’s Ed Babka Aviation Learning Center, a new state-of-the-art flight operations center scheduled to open fall 2019.
The University of Dubuque has a growing Aviation program, including Flight Operations and Aviation Management programs, both accredited by the Aviation Accreditation Board, International (AABI). The University is currently using Cessna 172S, Piper PA-28R and PA44 aircraft to complete training requirements in the Private Pilot (PPL), Instrument Rating (IR), Commercial Pilot (CPL), and Flight Instructor training course outlines.
“The ALSIM AL250 was designed with Universities like Dubuque in mind. The simulator is compact, reliable and robust, with multiple flight models close to very popular training aircraft making it an ideal PPL, IR and CPL trainer. Despite its relatively small physical footprint, it contains an industry leading 250-degree field of view, high definition visuals and heavy-duty control loading, providing students and instructors with complete immersion. This entire combination equates to very effective VFR training,” says Dr. Scott Firsing of Alsim’s North America office in Texas.
With more than 30 installed worldwide, the AL250 is proven to be cost-effective and clearly shows markedly better mastery of flight maneuvers and procedures, with students learning faster. The University of Dubuque’s AL250 will be equipped with Alsim’s own avionics system, ALSIM GPS.
“The Alsim AL250 will provide our students with advanced simulation capabilities not only for flight training, but also in courses such as human factors, where they can utilize it in order to study various aspects of human machine interactions.  This device will give us the ability to take our program to the next level in providing our students a well-rounded education that will prepare them for the next evolution in the aviation industry,”  says Chaminda Prelis, Head of Aviation Programs at University of Dubuque.
The AL250 will be available for professional demonstrations at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh in ALSIM’s booth located in Hangar B, booth 2016.
About University of Dubuque Aviation
Since 1973, University of Dubuque’s Aviation Programs have been graduating people to take leadership roles in the ever-expanding field of air transportation. In order to provide every student with world-class opportunities, the University ensures students are exposed to the best practices, latest techniques, and best equipment. UD aviation students now fly the latest Cessna 172-S models, receive their instrument training utilizing G-1000 glass cockpits, and pilot one of the best high-performance complex trainers available. UD also has a growing rotary program. In addition to securing the latest equipment, the University employs outstanding faculty and flight personnel. Courses are constantly evaluated, updated, and aligned to changes in the aviation industry. UD Aviation insists on training and safety excellence and adheres to clearly defined standards of fiscal and safety program accountability. Finally, UD emphasizes learning in a professional environment — critical in aviation, where even small errors and omissions cannot be tolerated.