This profile is not intended to be a checklist for each type of evaluation, but as an aide memoire, to be used as a guide when planning Functions and Subjective Tests. It should be used in conjunction with an aircraft type specific evaluation document …
This paper is an overview of the development of Flight Simulators, now referred to as FSTD’s (Flight Simulated Training Devices), from the early days to the creation of a device that could fully replace an aircraft for all phases of type qualification.
It is provided to you courtesy of Joe DePaola.
In the 20+ years of conducting our FSTD Evaluators course which includes hands-on exercises running validation tests, the TTI team has yet to see a perfect QTG/MQTG, which is strange as it is not a complicated document and all of the requirements are listed in the rules. Maybe it is because so many Operators do not understand the QTG is a legal requirement and their responsibility. They think that the FSTD supplier will magically produce it and the regulatory authority will review and correct it. They do not realize it is a requirement and the Operators responsibility to submit the QTG to the authority, complete and with acceptable results, when applying for a FSTD Qualification . What’s more, it is the Operators responsibility to use and maintain the MQTG throughout the life of the FSTD, which is an impossible task if the Operator does not have control of access to the document, something we also find regularly.
This paper is an introduction to the contents of a QTG/MQTG and describes some of the more common misunderstandings.
Although this is somewhat off-topic, this very small document is a great analogy between the structure of trees and management, at least management in some organizations 😉
We offer this as guidance material when developing your organization that will, of course, be described in your Quality Management and Compliance System manual.
This comes to you courtesy of Andy Ramsden…