HeliSpeed purchases an H14 FNPT II MCC simulator from Entrol
In January 2023 Entrol will install their H14 FNPT II MCC simulator based on the Bell 429 at HeliSpeed Academy Base in Blackpool, Lancashire, United Kingdom.
The H14 is equipped with GTN 750 and GTN 650 units, a three-channel cylindrical visual system with a FOV of 200ºx40º and a vibration system to replicate the normal and abnormal flying conditions such as vortex ring, translational lift and turbulence.
This simulator will also have additional screens to conduct training in oil rigs and ships both day and night.
The simulator is highly configured to support special “Onshore” & “Offshore” helicopter operations such as HTAWS, Helideck, Oil rigs, Ships and even complex “Medvac and Hospital Operations”.
The simulator will also support the Academy’s special areas of training such as Night Vision Imaging Systems and Night Vision Goggle training. The simulator will hold and support training to both EASA and UK CAA approval standards.
In CEO Geoff Packer's words: “This B429 Simulator will be the first new simulator addiction to support HeliSpeed Helicopter Training Academy packages, it allows our pilot training school to support and provide both safe, efficient, and cost-effective training in the complex world of helicopter “Onshore” and “Offshore” operations and “Night Vision Operations Training”. This simulator will also allow HeliSpeed Solutions pilots in upskilling of our contract pilots to meet all our client’s mission-specific requirements.”
This will be the second simulator Entrol installs in the United Kingdom, both of them in a year span.