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Bell 407GXP – Simulation-Based Training

FlightSafety Teams With Air Methods on New Helicopter Learning Center

Training is offered at our new helicopter Learning Center of excellence in Denver, Colorado – being built in response to a comprehensive long-term training agreement with Air Methods, the global leader in air medical transportation. The center includes four Level D full flight simulators, including the Bell 407GXP device. The facility opened in December of 2016. Air Methods is setting a new standard for helicopter safety by specifying Level D qualified simulation-based training for pilots of both single- and twin-engine helicopters.

The Learning Center is equipped with Level D simulators for the Bell 407GXP, and Airbus Helicopters AS350 B3, EC130 T2 and H135. The Airbus Helicopters H135 simulator has been in use at FlightSafety’s Dallas Learning Center and was the first simulator installed in Denver. The EC130 T2 simulator will enter service once FlightSafety completes the design, development and manufacture of the simulator. The Center will also offer classrooms and a full complement of Customer service areas. It has been built to accommodate additional full flight simulators as required.

VITAL 1100 + CrewView = Unprecedented Fidelity
The new Bell 407GXP simulator is equipped with FlightSafety’s industry-leading VITAL 1100 visual system and CrewView glass mirror displays and 60-inch electric motion base. The unprecedented fidelity and levels of detail offered by the VITAL 1100 visual system significantly enhance training by providing highly detailed mission specific imagery with vastly improved scene content and exceptional environmental effects. VITAL 1100 provides system resolutions that are over 12 million pixels for a typical three-channel out-the-window field of view of 200 degrees horizontally. This increase in resolution offers a substantial improvement in visual acuity.

Multi-Function Instructor Operating Station
FlightSafety’s FS1000 simulators feature tightly integrated computer hardware and software across subsystems that allow for more accurate and higher fidelity simulation. It offers the latest multi-core 64-bit architecture and the supporting real-time tools. The FS1000 also features FlightSafety’s all new multi-function Instructor Operating Station designed to enhance the effectiveness of training by providing instructors with a highly productive and efficient workspace equipped with an intuitive interface, scalable graphics, and large multi-touch displays.

If you’re still using your aircraft for training, it’s time to reconsider. As airlines and corporate 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 helicopter simulation training can save you money compared with in-flight training.

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

  • Exposes your crews to unnecessary risk
  • Takes your aircraft out of revenue service
  • Discourages repetition to build proficiency
  • Adds wear and tear to your aircraft
  • Requires 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. More thorough and comprehensive, it allows crews to review and practice normal, abnormal and emergency procedures. A broad range of scenarios replicate virtually any possible situation, in every conceivable weather and environmental condition. Realistic scenarios require pilots to develop the right decisions, driving home the need to understand and follow emergency procedures. It’s as important to know that certain actions take priority during a crisis as it is to make the right call when the real-life situation is deteriorating by the second

Save Your Aircraft for Your Mission
FlightSafety simulation based training is the most effective helicopter training available. Use your aircraft for its intended mission and avoid the risk of training accidents.

VITAL 1100 Visual System