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link trainer

A primitive form of generic aircraft simulator meant to train pilots in instrument flying, procedures, and radio communications. This has been superseded by advanced simulators.
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The benefits of getting into the RAF were considerable: We didn't wear boots, just our regular black shoes; we didn't have to spend hours drilling with rifles like the poor bloody infantry; we didn't have puttees to Blanco; our instruction was usually in the classroom and not out in the rain dragging a 25-pounder about; and we had a glider and Link Trainers to play with.
22 calibre use in the indoor range, a couple of Bren guns, a couple of 25-pounders, three Link Trainers, one "knock-down" glider, ex-navy lifeboats converted to sail, and our uniforms.
The Link Trainer, however, used levers, valves and vacuum bellows to imitate an aircraft in flight.
It is hoped to restore the Shackleton nose section by the Easter holidays and the Link Trainer by the summer, so they are more accessible to visitors.
Mr James added: "We are hoping that when the Link Trainer is restored, people will have the chance to sit in the plane and feel what flying a real plane would be like.
The events of the 1930s, which led to the acceptance of the Link trainer, were repeated, in the form of a string of fatal accidents on crew training sorties, particularly involving engine-failures.
The Link Trainer or Armoured Vehicle Simulator provide high-fidelity, one-on-one training.
Dr Foster said he was also impressed how satellite communications and computers were used to link trainers with apprentices in remote areas.
From instrument flight training to new navigation techniques to the first trainer designed to simulate flight in a jet-powered aircraft, Link trainers would continue to evolve and set new standards of excellence in pilot training.
Prior to joining PDC, Down was a real-time programmer analyst for the visual systems for LINK trainers with the LINK Flight Simulation Division of Singer Corp.