The Tek Flight Simulator
The Tek Flight Products Flight simulator is designed to aid new pilots
to achieve comfort flying a hang glider in dynamic situations.
of the glider in the simulator can be matched to closely duplicate the the
handling of the glider that the pilot flies. The pilot in the simulator
watching and hearing the simulated glider respond to their input on the
glider's/simulator's control bar. Here the pilot can be tested
painlessly for their response in "crisis" situations as they get
surprised by the unexpected.
There is an occasional person who should not fly. In fact
they really shouldn't be driving a car as they cannot learn to
respond instinctively to
the variables in a dynamic environment. The simulator is a great tool
to show this confusion or lack of response in active situations in a
It can cure problems
caused by lack of self-confidence as the pilot can now see that when
they behave correctly, the glider actually does what it is asked to do
so they get conditioned to believe in themselves based on experience.
The pilot hangs in the same or a similar harness that they will be
using. For their first flights, the pilot is given tasks that include
reacting to glider upsets both in pitch and roll and doing landings
where the glider is again subjected to directional and pitch upsets.
After some actual hill experience the pilot then flies the simulator
doing a multitude of tasks which
include: coordinating turns, setting up landing approaches, soaring
and even some cross-country work.
We and our pilots have been quite pleased with the increased
teaching efficiency and faster pilot "growth" that the simulator has
promoted. Put "hang gliding" as subject.
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