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College of Education and Professional Studies

Facilities & Flight Training Devices

Central Washington University utilizes an all Frasca fleet of Flight Training Devices (FTDs). This includes a G58 Baron TruFlite FTD with G1000, King Air 200, and a CRJ-200 AATD. All three training devices include Frasca's TruVision visual system. Central Washington University is a longtime customer with several Frasca devices in use.

The simulator training you receive as part of our program will be invaluable to you. The major benefits derived from this training includes: Crew Resource Management (CRM) training, Line-Oriented Flight Training (LOFT), Electronic Flight Instrument System (EFIS) familiarization, HSI, RMI, RNAV, Autopilot and Flight Director operation, and Flight Management System (FMS) operation.


CRJ-200 simulator



G58 Baron TruFlite FTD with G1000


CWU’s Aviation Training Center, located on Bowers Field.



The Aviation Training Center (ATC) is located at Bowers Field, north of the main CWU campus. Most flight related academic courses are taught in Black Hall on the CWU campus and at the Aviation Training Center. Take a closer look at our facility here!

If you'd like a tour, please contact us beforehand to arrange a date for one of the department staff to show you around. Additionally, the department hosts several open house events each year for public visitation. Please keep an eye on our Facebook page and the department website for those.

The Aviation Training Center's FTD rooms houses $1.5 million worth of flight training equipment, which include:

  • A PC lab for computer-based training
  • Frasca 141 (x2) - Single-engine FTDs for instrument training.
  • Frasca TrueFlight Baron G58 - Equipped with Garmin G1000 glass flight deck.
  • Frasca 242T - Simulates a Super King Air 200 pressurized twin turboprop aircraft.
  • Frasca CRJ 200 - Advanced turbojet trainer.



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