Elite Simulation Solutions, a provider of IFR training software, flight controls and flight training devices, has sold a Citation Mustang FAA AATD level simulator to the East African School of Aviation in Kenya.
“This FAA AATD level Cessna Citation Mustang simulator, featuring Garmin G1000 instrumentation with three screens, is the very first delivery for us,“ says René Huddlestone, sales director at Elite Flight Simulation Solutions AG in Switzerland. "Our customer specifically requested Kenyan visual scenery and navigation data, which the engineers at Elite conscientiously created."
State-of-the art technology was also added to this flight simulator: a 2.3 m diameter DOME visual system, which provides a complete solution with a large fully encompassing field of view. With a 12-month on the simulator, the staff at EASA Kenya are now in a situation to fly complex flight manoeuvres in a safe and cost-effective environment.
East African School of Aviation will base the simulator at Nairobi Wilson airport, which is used mainly by general aviation traffic. It is situated only two and a half miles by road south of the business district of Nairobi, the capital of Kenya. This airport is rich in aviation history and even served as Royal Air Force base at one point.
Thanks to Elite's local dealer Geoscintex, the sale process was very smooth and to the fullest satisfaction of all parties involved. The Mustang is the most nimble of the Citation Jets and is nestled in the very light jet category. The easy handling at low speed and its manoeuvrability make it an excellent traveller, especially for those, who decided to own their very first jet.
"These are truly exciting times for Kenyan aviation, as more and more FTOs and business jet operators discover the benefits of operating their own flight simulator,“ adds Huddlestone.