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Central Washington University utilizes six flight simulators for training that include a visual system that mimics a real-life experience of flying. Four of the flight simulators model our Piper Archer aircraft, which ensures our students are learning correct procedures and habits as all of the menu selections and button pushes are performed in the simulator as in the aircraft.  


Frasca RTDs (Piper Archer G1000 NXi)

This is the newest addition to our department. This simulator mocks Piper Archer with G1000 NXi; the fleet that we use in flight training. Simulator training is incorporated in our Part 141 training, which will expedite the student's flight training progress. 

Main Features:

  • CWU currently has 4 Frasca RTDs
  • Mock up of actual Piper PA-28-181 Archer including flap handle
  • Officially licensed real G1000 NXi Software
  • Able to simulate location, weather, and performance


One-G Vero 28 AATD (Piper Archer G1000)

This simulator mocks the Piper Archer with actual overhead switches. This is a great simulator for students to practice flows and procedures. 

Main Features:

  • Mock up of actual Piper PA-28-181 Archer including flap handle and  fully functional overhead switch panel
  • Performance can be checked via an online platform


Frasca CRJ-200 AATD

This simulator is a mock up of a Bombardier CRJ-200. Central Washington University uses this simulator to prepare the student for the airline oriented environment including Tubojet Operation, Crew Resource Management (CRM) training and Line-Oriented Flight Training (LOFT).

Main Features:

  • Equipped with Electronic Flight Instrument System (EFIS) familiarization
  • Autopilot and Flight Director operation
  • Flight Management System (FMS) operation
  • Includes realistic wrap around view with an actual size enclosure 

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