A message from Merrill Field’s Airport Manager!

“AATD/BATD Simulators are now available for use at Merrill Field Airport! Details below on simulators available at the moment. Parking is limited to 3 vehicles at a time. Call BreAnn Kim, service admin, at 907-343-6303 to schedule an appointment. Location:1501 E. 9th Ave. Anchorage AK 99501Simulators available:

1. The FlyIt helicopter AATD needed a CMOS battery and is now fully operational. I gave it a test flight and it works as advertised. I am waiting for an internet connection so the FlyIt factory can connect and re-issue its FAA letter authorizing its use for logging simulated instrument time. For those familiar with FlyIt, it simulates several helicopter cockpits. However, of interest to all Merrill helicopter part 135 operators, flight schools, and private helicopter owners are the Bell 206 and the Robinson 22 and 44. It is perfect for Rotary wing instrument proficiency and meeting many of the requirements for the FAA instrument proficiency checks (IPCs).

2. Th Precision Flight Controls (PFC) Cessna 206 only simulates the Cessna 206. However, it has G-1000 cockpit. So, it is perfect for 206 driver G-1000 familiarity, instrument proficiency, and meeting many of the requirements for the FAA instrument proficiency checks (IPCs).

3. The PFC DCX Max simulates the Cessna 414A/421C, Piper Seneca I/V, King Air C90B/B200, Beechliner 1900C, Cessna Caravan, Pilatus PC-12, and the Cessna Citation 501/550. It is perfect for AMEL driver G-1000 familiarity, instrument proficiency and meeting many of the requirements for the FAA instrument proficiency checks (IPCs). (Note: the DCX Max has the interchangeable throttle quadrants and ignition panels for its piston, turbo prop, and jet aircraft simulations.

4. The Super Cub needs a new electrical connection plug to be compatible with MOA power sources. An additional helicopter AATD and 2 additional PFC BATDs need me to assemble them. The goal is to be open to support the General Aviation community and Merrill Field Part 135 operators in the new year.”

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