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Sun Flight Publishing, Inc.
Oshkosh, Wisconsin. July 28, 2002 - ElectronicFlight Solutions,
Inc. founder and CEO, Howard Reisman, today announced immediate
availability of the ElectronicFlight Solutions' CompleteLearning
Weather Awareness/Lightning Detection Module for the Goodrich
Stormscope® and Insight StrikeFinder®
Inadvertent weather encounters still account for a great number of aviation accidents. Much of the cause of those accidents is the lack of timely local weather information in the cockpit. Radar, lightning detectors, and now data-link NEXRAD systems can provide the necessary weather information in real-time (or slightly delayed with Data-link). Unfortunately, the complete weather picture is often missing or difficult to obtain from a single source. Additionally, the interpretation of in-flight weather information relies on experience or many hours of training. To provide the necessary education in the proper the use of these systems, ElectronicFlight Solutions plans to offer a complete three-volume CompleteLearning Weather Awareness Module that trains pilots to use and interpret the weather information effectively. The Weather Awareness Module contains three separate volumes - Lightning Detection, Radar, and the newest Data-linked Weather Information Systems.
Detection Volume highlights the two lightning detection systems,
the Goodrich Stormscope® and Insight StrikeFinder®. The
overall general theory of thunderstorms and lightning detection
is explained before progressing into the specifics of strike interpretation.
The self-guided training then highlights the operation of the StrikeFinder®
and Stormscope®. The training continues with the specific operation
of the Stormscope® on Goodrich's own CRT display, the Avidyne
FlightMax, Bendix/King KMD-550/850, and Garmin GPS-430/530 display
systems. The training implants the knowledge of lightning strike
symbology, thunderstorm depiction, weather environment interpretation,
limitations, operation modes and the formulation of weather avoidance
ElectronicFlight Solutions deploys computer-generated animation and highly interactive exercises to implant mental models (pictures) of the StrikeFinder® and Stormscope® capabilities into the working knowledge of a pilot, thus providing the tools to formulate an integrated weather avoidance strategy. The knowledge of lightning detection methodology, plus the provided practice of computer emulators, allow the capabilities of the system to be integrated into the decision making process. "After successfully navigating the entire weather awareness/lightning detection module, the operation and familiarity of the system 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 weather awareness/lightning detection 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, certified flight instructors, flight schools and aviation colleges on a national basis, ElectronicFlight 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
Weather Awareness/Lightning Detection Module at the ElectronicFlight
Solutions booth #2056 in Hangar B. There will be a drawing each
day of EAA Venture 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.