flight simulator

A training device or apparatus that can simulate entire flight characteristics of any particular aircraft type. The simulator cockpit is an exact replica of the aircraft cockpit. The simulator is computer-driven. A facility is provided to project terrain, airfield layout, etc. to simulate conditions as realistically as possible. The actions taken by a pilot can be monitored from outside the simulator and recorded for a detailed debrief. Simulators can be used to train pilots in procedures, emergencies, and, in certain types, even air combat. It is possible for the instructor to simulate various in-flight emergencies from his or her control cabin outside the simulator cockpit.

Aviation dictionary. 2014.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Flight Simulator — Éditeur subLOGIC pour tous les supports excepté les PC IBM (Microsoft) Développeur subLOGIC Co …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Flight Simulator X — Éditeur Microsoft Games Développeur ACES Studio Date de sortie  France : 13 octobre …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Flight Simulator X — Разработчик Microsoft Game Studios Издатель Дата выпуска 17 октября 2006 Платформы …   Википедия

  • Flight Simulator —   [engl.], Flugsimulator …   Universal-Lexikon

  • flight simulator — flight .simulator n a machine used to train pilots that copies closely the movements and conditions that exist when flying an aircraft …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • flight simulator — flight ,simulator noun count a machine used for training pilots that provides an environment and experience like flying an airplane …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Flight simulator — [ twinjet flight simulator] A flight simulator is a system that tries to copy, or simulate, the experience of flying an aircraft. It is as realistic as possible. The different types of flight simulator range from video games up to full size… …   Wikipedia

  • Flight Simulator — Dieser Artikel ist nicht hinreichend mit Belegen (Literatur, Webseiten oder Einzelnachweisen) versehen. Die fraglichen Angaben werden daher möglicherweise demnächst gelöscht. Hilf Wikipedia, indem du die Angaben recherchierst und gute Belege… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Flight Simulator X — Dieser Artikel ist nicht hinreichend mit Belegen (Literatur, Webseiten oder Einzelnachweisen) versehen. Die fraglichen Angaben werden daher möglicherweise demnächst gelöscht. Hilf Wikipedia, indem du die Angaben recherchierst und gute Belege… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • flight simulator — a device used in pilot and crew training that provides a cockpit environment and sensations of flight under actual conditions. [1945 50] * * * ▪ training instrument       any electronic or mechanical system for training airplane and spacecraft… …   Universalium

  • flight simulator — noun simulator consisting of a machine on the ground that simulates the conditions of flying a plane • Syn: ↑trainer • Hypernyms: ↑simulator • Hyponyms: ↑Link trainer * * * ˈflight simulator [flight simulator …   Useful english dictionary

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.