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."
Mr James said: "Working on the Link Trainer is like working on a watch.
The Link Trainer
or Armoured Vehicle Simulator provide high-fidelity, one-on-one training.
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.
Navigation and internal combustion weren't as interesting as the Link Trainers
or the glider.
This led to, among other things, the purchase of Link trainers
to teach pilots how to fly on instruments, while at the same time driving home their own human failure to stay upright without visual cues.
Dr Foster said he was also impressed how satellite communications and computers were used to link trainers
with apprentices in remote areas.
Yes, the first flight simulators, the Link Trainers
, had motion.
Army Air Corps began to purchase Link trainers
. These simulators were able to rotate 360 degrees--which allowed a magnetic compass to be installed, while the various instruments were operated either mechanically or pneumatically.