The Director of the National Museum of Science and Technology, Marián del Egido, together with Borja Fernández and David Fernández, Manager and Director of Aeroflota del Noroeste respectively, presented on Tuesday, September 11, at the Coruña museum headquarters, the new piece that will occupy the space “Our Donors”. Visitors can see until February 2019 the model flight simulator ATC 610 donated by Aeroflota del Noroeste.
This piece is one of the most emblematic equipment used for pilot training and dates back to the 80s. It is a synthetic trainer for instrumental flight that, despite its sober image, fulfilled in those years with its objective: the phase initial training for navigation and flight without visibility.
Large training centers around the world, both civilian and military, have had machines like this one for the initial phase of instrumental training. Although new technologies have made the new simulators have little to do with it, the ATC simulator is still valid today in many training centers.
Aeroflota del Noroeste (AFN) is a training center for airline pilots in Galicia, and one of the few nationwide, with more than 20 years of professional experience.