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October 31, 2011

Aero-TV: Speaking Up -- Redbird Simulators Teach Pilots To Talk Back

Parrot Adds Realism To Simulator Training
Redbird Simulators has added another layer of realism to its flight simulation systems by adding something called "Parrot," a voice recognition system that gives students the experience of talking with ATC during their simulator hours.

NTSB Prelim: Part 135 C207 Was Fighting Heavy Wind Gusts

Yes... Sometimes Mother Nature Really Is A (Expletive Deleted)

Strong gusty winds are a tough gig to deal with, appear to have some contributory factor in this accident -- though winds straight down the runway sound a bit off the mark for the suddent bank/behavior reported by witnesses to the accident... we look forward to seeing what else the NTSB comes up with in this accident... one that had fatal consequences for the freight pilot.

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