TRAINER ATTACHMENT, VISUAL SIMULATOR SMK 22/F37A-T.
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The Trainer Attachment, Visual Simulator SMK-22F37A-T, when combined with a Flight Simulator provides training in low visibility landings and takeoffs. Specifically, the Visual Simulator provides a dynamic stimulation of the pattern of the runway and approach lights which the pilot must use to guide the aircraft when transferring from isnstrument flight control to visual contact flight. Configuration A airport lighting with strobe lights, highintensity lights, and runway markers is simulated on a 30-foot neoprene conveyor belt moving in synchronism with aircraft speed. The pilot occupies his normal place in the flight simulator and performs instrument flight maneuvers in the standard manner. For landings it is assumed that the aircraft is flying under normal conditions the initial phase of the approach either precision radar or ILS is under way, and the airplane is close to the desired flight path and in the proper attitude. When the approach becomes visual the pilot views the simulated approach and runway lights in a closed circuit television monitor located in front of him and above the instrument panel. Author