training products by
Sun Flight Publishing, Inc.
Oshkosh, Wisconsin. July 27, 2002 - ElectronicFlight Solutions,
Inc. Founder and CEO, Howard Reisman, today announced immediate
availability of the ElectronicFlight Solutions' CompleteLearning
Traffic Advisory System Module for the Goodrich SKYWATCH/HP
and Bendix/King KTA 870/970 and KMH 880/980 TAS/TCAS l offerings.
Reisman and his wife were actually involved in a near mid-air accident
in southern California in May of 2000 which served as an impetus
for the development of this cutting edge training technology. With
the recent mid-air collision just a couple of weeks ago over Germany,
the subject of collision avoidance technology is very timely.
According to Bob Lee, Director of Marketing at ElectronicFlight Solutions, "We are currently delivering this CompleteLearning product throughout the US and internationally. Lee indicated that ElectronicFlight's CompleteLearning TCAS II mod 7 Module is slated for a September release and will address the needs of corporate flight departments and fractionals.
This traffic module of the ElectronicFlight CompleteLearning Library details the operation of a Traffic Advisory System (TCAS I / TAS). The overall operation and intruder priority levels are explained before progressing into the specifics of the Bendix/King KTA 870, KMH 880, Goodrich SkyWatch and SkyWatchHP systems. The self-guided computer-based training then highlights the operation of the TCAS I / TAS systems on the Avidyne FlightMax, Honeywell IHAS and Garmin display systems. The history and development of TCAS systems and their transition into the general aviation systems of today are presented as an introduction to collision avoidance technology. The ElectronicFlight program details intruder symbology, audio alert priorities, limitations of antenna shading, differences between the various TCAS systems, operation modes, alert inhibits, intruder tracking methodology and sensitivity levels.
ElectronicFlight deploys computer-generated animation and highly interactive exercises to implant mental models (pictures) of the TAS capabilities into the working knowledge of a pilot, thus providing the tools to formulate an integrated collision avoidance strategy. The knowledge of the TAS methodology, plus the provided practice of computer emulators, allow the capabilities of a TAS system to integrate into the decision making process. "After successfully navigating the entire Traffic Advisory Module, the operation and familiarity of a TAS should become second nature when it counts the most-under the pressure of high-workload situations." according to Paul Novacek, ElectronicFlight Solutions' VP of Product Development
At the very core of the TAS module is ElectronicFlight's powerful CompleteLearning methodology. Embracing conceptual learning instead of rote memorization CompleteLearning implants mental models of the particular system into the student's permanent memory. Requisite knowledge is then reinforced with targeted interactive KnowledgeCheck exercises and quizzes embedded throughout the self-paced training program.
An integral part of the ElectronicFlight CompleteLearning package is the ElectronicFlight ContinuousLearning KEFS Airpark, www.ElectronicFlight.com. At KEFS Airpark, pilots can stay current with product updates and service bulletins, interact with others operating similar technology, and continuously enhance their skill and knowledge by staying abreast of the latest developments in the field of high tech avionics and cockpit automation.
ElectronicFlight Solutions, Inc. is a new breed of training organization that offers the ElectronicFlight CompleteLearning Library of Avionics/Cockpit Automation training products and services to general aviation and corporate pilots. Working in conjunction with AEA-member avionics shops and certified flight instructors on a national basis, ElectronicFlight Solutions provides quality education on Autopilot, GPS Navigation, Traffic, Terrain and Weather Awareness technologies from leading manufacturers including Honeywell-Bendix/King, Garmin, Goodrich, Collins, S-TEC, Sandel, Avidyne, UPSAT, Ryan and others.
Oshkosh 2002 attendees may take a test flight of the CompleteLearning
TAS/TCAS I Module at the ElectronicFlight Solutions booth
#2056 in Hangar B. There will be a drawing each day of EAA AirVenture
for a free CompleteLearning module (a $295 value!).
For further information visit KEFS - the ElectronicFlight Solutions' Airpark and home of the CompleteLearning Academy at www.ElectronicFlight.com or call (505) 265-4055.
Director of Marketing