CockpitWeb Press Release
The biggest event on the international aviation calendar, Paris Air Show, took place at Le Bourget from 13-17 June 2005. Fittingly, Flight International hosted its 12th annual Aerospace Industry Awards ceremony on Monday evening, 13 June, at the grand Pavillon d’Armenonville to celebrate the industry’s great achievements over the past year. The event drew together nearly 600 industry guests, representing aerospace interests from all over the world.
The overall winners, from each category of finalists were revealed on the night. CockpitWeb was finalist for its revolutionary IFR Training Software in the General Aviation category. The other 2 finalists were Brasilian airplane constructor Embraer and American Evergreen. Embraer won the General Aviation award for its alcohol-powered aircraft.
"This was another year of exceptionally strong entries, covering the whole aerospace spectrum," said Flight International Group Editor Kieran Daly. "These short-listed candidates, determined by our distinguished independent judges, each demonstrated innovation and excellence in their market sectors. We congratulate all our finalists for their great achievements during 2004 and we look forward to following their fortunes.“
CockpitWeb IFR Training Software - PRESS RELEASE
CockpitWeb has developed an innovative all-in-one IFR (Instrument Flight Rules) Training Software. It combines an IFR training manual with interactive computer-based exercises and an IFR simulator.
training manual enables student-pilots to study the theory of IFR.
The interactive computer-based IFR exercises
check whether the student understands the theory and train him making
the typical mental IFR calculations and let him fly IFR procedures. Finally
the IFR simulator is used to practice the
student’s scanning, improve his skills, to fly procedures at his
home airport or to prepare flights to any other airport in the world.
Although initially aimed at student-pilots, rated IFR-pilots also benefit from the advantages of the package. They use the manual to review the theory. The exercises are a quick way to refresh the calculations and procedures and the simulator is an inexpensive tool to maintain and improve their flying skills.
The IFR manual deals
with all aspects of IFR flying. The material is arranged in the logical
sequence of a training syllabus, starting with the basics of attitude
instrument flying and closing with the complex subject of holding patterns
and approaches. The manual gives a concise but clear description of IFR
and includes many examples to clarify the theory.
In addition to the
theory explained in the IFR manual, the IFR Software programme offers
more than 70 different interactive IFR exercises. These exercises are
linked to the theory explained in the manual.
The IFR simulator is included in the IFR Training Software. It features great tools like a worldwide navaid database, a horizontal and a vertical map. The navaid database includes more than 10,000 airports and 14,000 navaids and enables the pilot to fly at his local airfield and exercise local procedures. The horizontal and vertical maps show the aircraft's position and flight path at any time.
Unlike other simulators, the IFR simulator does not offer instrument panels that are realistic copies of real airplanes. These are usually too small to enable a good scan and are difficult to read. Instead the IFR simulator offers simple full-screen instruments that are easy to read and scan and are ideal for precision flight.
In addition, the IFR simulator has some great innovative features like the holding pattern, the autotrim, the turbulence mode and the startposition panel.
The pilot can draw a holding pattern on the horizontal map at any navaid. In this way, he can compare the aircraft’s flight path with the holding pattern. This forms a very powerful aid to practice holdings, one of the most important and difficult procedures in IFR training.
is an innovative tool that makes flying easy and still realistic. It results
in a very stable airplane and allows pilots to focus entirely on learning
instrument and navigation procedures rather than struggling to control
the aircraft itself. It's very easy to control the airplane using the
keyboard or a cheap joystick. There is no need to buy an expensive steering
The startposition panel is a valuable tool that offers full flexibility to put the airplane in any desired location and instantly change the wind conditions. Any startposition together with the set-up of the frequencies and VOR courses can be saved on hard disk for immediate recall next flight. You can give yourself a head start by placing your aircraft precisely where you want it to be.
Making a proper preflight
preparation is an important part of flight safety. Many recreational pilots
become airborne without making a navigation log. They have no idea of
the wind effect and fuel consumption nor do they have an alternate plan
if the destination airport is closed or if en-route weather deteriorates.
From time to time, emergency landings take place because the airplane
ran out of fuel.
The navigation log programme provides a very easy and quick way to automatically calculate the wind effect, flight time and fuel consumption. It’s also very handy to make last minute changes. If for example, after preparing the navigation log the wind suddenly changes, the pilot can insert the new wind and immediately see the results.
& balance programme provides an easy way to calculate the total
mass of the aircraft and the centre of gravity position. It’s also
very handy to reposition passengers and luggage and immediately see how
the centre of gravity moves.
When programming the software, the decision was made that the CockpitWeb IFR Training Software should meet certain criteria:
* Becoming a pilot
is a very expensive enterprise. Pilots should not be forced to buy a new
computer. The program runs on any PC.
The CockpitWeb IFR
Training Software wants to offer high quality training for a very competitive
price. The IFR Training Software is an inexpensive tool to become familiar
with IFR and to practice, maintain or improve the IFR skills. It teaches
both the theory and the practice. The combination of the IFR manual and
the exercises form a very powerful training tool.
* The CockpitWeb
IFR Training Software includes the IFR manual, the exercises and
the IFR simulator.
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