YPSILANTI — Students in the aviation program at Eastern Michigan University’s GameAbove College of Engineering and Technology will now have access to valuable hands-on flight experience with the addition of a new Frasca RTD DA40-180 aviation flight simulator.
The simulator can be configured to simulate the Diamond DA 40, which is EMU’s primary aircraft for instrument flight training, or a Piper Seneca, which is currently used for twin engine training in the EMU aviation program. By regulation students can log up to 20 hours of instrument training and 50 hours of commercial training on a certified simulator.
“This is a tremendous addition to EMU’s aviation program that gives our students the ability to save time and money on their training,” said Assistant Professor Jerard Delaney. “This simulator will provide students with additional hands-on experience that will help them achieve their flight hours in a timely manner so that they can graduate on time and begin their careers as the next generation of aviation professionals.”
The simulator will be used for flight training for students and as an instructional tool in various classes, including aircraft systems, aircraft automation, and flight instruction.
The EMU Aviation Program is dedicated to preparing students to meet the dynamic needs of the aviation industry, including careers that range from piloting an aircraft, to the management of an entire airline. The EMU Aviation Program provides students with a comprehensive education, and the opportunities for professional, intellectual, and personal growth. The goal of the program is to ensure that EMU aviation graduates have a competitive advantage to fill the exciting careers in the aviation industry.
For more information about the EMU Aviation Program, visit the program homepage.
About Eastern Michigan University
Founded in 1849, Eastern is the second oldest public university in Michigan. It currently serves more than 16,000 students pursuing undergraduate, graduate, specialist, doctoral and certificate degrees in the arts, sciences and professions. In all, more than 300 majors, minors and concentrations are delivered through the University's Colleges of Arts and Sciences; Business; Education; Engineering and Technology; Health and Human Services; and, its graduate school. EMU is regularly recognized by national publications for its excellence, diversity, and commitment to applied education. For more information about Eastern Michigan University, visit the University's website.