Sunday, April 15, 2012

Omni Aviation acquires state-of-the-art flight simulators

CLARK FREEPORT, Pampanga—Omni Aviation Corp., the country’s most reputable flight school, has taken flight training to another level following its recent acquisition of two highly advanced flight simulators from the United States.

According to Omni president and chairman Capt. Ben Hur Gomez, Omni’s acquisition of the high-tech Red Bird SD advanced aircraft training device (AATD) and the FD-BATD or Garmin G1000 (basic aircraft training device) will be of tremendous value to its students.

“These are the latest in general aviation simulators in the country today, and their use of realistic scenarios will enable students to develop a higher level of pilot decision-making skills thereby improving aviation safety which is our main concern,” Capt. Gomez said.

The Red Bird SD AATD offers a full vision scenario, programmable to any weather condition and easily configurable from a Cessna 172 type cockpit to a Twin Engine Piper Seneca, PA- 34-200 type cockpit.

“The Red Bird flight simulators [SD and FD] offer a lot of advantages to pilot students because students can save time and money while getting proficient in flight procedures before actually flying a real aircraft,” Gomez said.

He said added flight simulators greatly enhance students’ flight training and safety by being familiarized with features and characteristics of the real airplanes before actually flying in them at approximately half the cost.

Using the most holistic approach in flight training, Omni Aviation presently caters to more than 300 (over 100 full time) flight students from 28 different countries.

Its sprawling aviation complex was the former Clark Aero Club which boasts of its own private runway and an array of 25 trainer aircraft comprising 19 Cessna 152 of four versions namely Aerobat, Short Take Off and Landing (STOL), the Texas tail wheel, and of course the standard ones.

Omni also operates five Cessna 172’s all equipped with long range tanks, in three versions: STOL, Glass cockpit and the standard ones. Its flagship Piper Seneca PA-34-200 completes the fleet.

Omni Aviation is also the only general aviation company offering Air Tours to the breathtaking crater of Mt. Pinatubo and Aircraft-For-Rent services similar to Rent-A-Car companies, Gomez said.

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