you fly a variety of aircraft without ever
leaving the ground?
At a flight simulation facility of course!
These facilities allow pilots to train in
highly advanced simulation devices that
mimic nearly all aspects of flight to the
greatest detail. Real-world instruments
and highly accurate visual screens form
the visual illusions in these devices. The
advancement of simulators and growth of
the training market sparks the need for
a new cadre of skilled technicians to fix
and maintain these complex machines.
Aircraft Simulator Technicians are qualified
and/or avionics technicians that must meet
the high demands of technological changes
affecting the aerospace industry worldwide.
Technicians are required to repair, modify,
test and troubleshoot aircraft simulators.
They must also operate the various systems
and verify the simulator functions against
pre-established specifications. The technician
is responsible for repairing and monitoring
a variety of simulator specific computer,
hydraulic and visual systems. He/she must
be able to troubleshoot electronic equipment
to the component level. This career requires
strong communication and people skills.
As an Aircraft Simulator Technician,
your career opens the door to the maintenance
and repair of digital and analog circuits,
mechanical parts, hydraulic systems and
components. You will also assist your team
through diagnostic tests and interpret results
using the latest in virtual and computer-based
simulator technology. As this next-generation
aviation professional, you have to be able
to operate systems and make sure all simulators
perform according to industry specifications.
A career as an Aircraft Simulator Technician
can lead to exciting opportunities with
airline operators, training and simulation
facilities as well as aerospace organizations.
The environment is state-of-the-art high
tech featuring the latest in aviation simulation,
visual displays and computer systems.
Many airline operators maintain a 'fleet'
of simulators for the training and upgrading
of their pilots. The variety of types of
simulators to be maintained by the Aircraft
Simulator Technicians is dependent on the
type of aircraft operated by the airline.
Training facilities, such as Flight Safety
International, maintain a variety of simulators
depending on the market demands.
Our AvjobsWeekly video crew recently had
the opportunity to pilot a flight simulator.
We invite you to come along for this virtual
approach and landing into nasty weather
conditions at Wellington, New Zealand. This
week's video feature is a must-see. Buckle