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Bell 206 – Simulation-Based Training

The Simulation-Based Training Advantage

If you’re not taking advantage of FlightSafety’s Bell 206 simulation-based training, or if you’re still using your valuable aircraft for training, it’s time to reconsider. As airlines and corporate fixed-wing flight departments have known for decades, there simply is no substitute for simulation-based training. And now, taking direct and indirect costs into account, FlightSafety simulation training can save you money compared with in-flight training.

No Comparison – Compared with simulation-based training, in-aircraft training has few if any advantages and many drawbacks.

  • Exposes you and your crews to unnecessary risk
  • Takes your aircraft out of revenue service
  • Discourages repetition to build proficiency
  • Adds considerable wear and tear to your aircraft
  • Forces pretend scenarios with imagined outcomes
  • Precludes training in adverse weather or other challenging situations


The More Effective Alternative – FlightSafety simulation-based training overcomes these shortcomings. Vastly more thorough and comprehensive, it allows crews to review and practice both normal and – much more importantly – abnormal and emergency procedures. A broad range of scenarios replicate virtually any possible situation, in every conceivable weather and environmental condition. Realistic scenarios force pilots to make split-second decisions, driving home the critical need to understand and follow emergency procedures. It’s one thing to know that certain actions take priority during a crisis and quite another to make the right call when the situation is deteriorating by the second.

Level 7: NextGen Simulation Training – Bell 206 training employs our exclusive, groundbreaking Level 7 flight training device, which represents a significant advance in instructional technology. This device more closely resembles a full flight simulator without the motion base than it does earlier-generation FTDs. The difference can easily be seen in the certification process. To qualify a Level 6 device, the Federal Aviation Administration looks at about 65 areas of compliance. For a Level 7 device, the FAA examines 138 areas.

Increased Training Flexibility – Our new training device offers a great deal more operational flexibility – such as simulating loss of tail rotor effectiveness or auto-rotation – than earlier-generation FTDs.

Save Your Aircraft for Paying Customers – FlightSafety simulation-based training is the most effective, and the most cost-effective training available. Use your aircraft to generate revenue. Avoid the risk of training accidents. Take advantage of the superior effectiveness of simulation training.