A full-motion flight simulator, reputedly the first in Asia and in the Philippines, was launched on Friday.
Capt. Jay Lord Villaluz, Precision Flight Control Philippines Inc. (PFCPI) ground instructor and flight instructor, said the sophisticated device increases flight simulator illusion, sensation and emotion.
The simulator has a full-motion platform motion base and motion system to enable one to experience real turbulence or a thunderstorm.
The flight simulator has multi-vision and multi-screen systems, projectors and visuals to make a virtual flight real as much as possible.
Students from different flying schools in the country will have the chance to operate the modern simulator at $100 an hour.
Villaluz said any person who is interested to learn must be 16 years old and above, can speak English fluently and willing to undergo at least six months of training.
“We are expecting more and more student pilots will come to our training facilities like students from India, Papua New Guinea, and South Korea and from some [other]Asian countries,” he added.
BENJIE L. VERGARA