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Course Notes – Installations & Facilities
April 17, 2020- Many neophyte organizations do not know that  how a FSTD is installed and making sure the installed device meets locally, nationally and internationally standards is as much a part of getting the device qualified as it meeting, say, validation tests.  This paper is a review of the requirements and is intended as a refresher for graduates of TTI's FSTD Evaluators Course.  It is provided here courtesy of Andy Ramsden, one of TTI's core instructors.
Course notes
Motion System Standards and Testing
April 17, 2020- This paper is dedicated to the memory of Edward Milton Boothe, who wrote the original draft that became the core document for the Flight Simulator Qualification Standards recognized by EASA, FAA and ICAO.  Ed is often considered as the father of modern day simulator standards and below is a paper he wrote about motion systems.  We are very proud that he was a founder Partner of Training Technology International until his death in 2000.  We all gained much from his wide experience and sound judgment. He is still missed.
Motion & Control Loading
A review of ICAO Document 9625
April 17, 2020- ICAO Document 9625 iss. 3 & 4
Manual of Criteria for the Qualification of FSTD. (MCQFSTD) is an extremely valuable document yet one of the most misunderstood in the world of FSTDs. Issues 3 & 4 of this Document are the latest of a series that was first introduced in 1992. If there is one thing that readers of this handout should remember and understand, is that 9625 is not a Regulatory Document nor a Rule.  It is, instead, a set of criteria that has been agreed by International Working Groups (IWG- A & IWG-H) and which are expected to be adopted by National Aviation Authorities (NAA) in their Regulations and Rules.  These, latter, will take the Document’s criteria and add to them the administrative requirements peculiar to that Nation or State.
Course notes, Regulatory References
Function and Subjective Testing
April 17, 2020- This document contains some very valuable notes for planning and conducting FSTD Function and Subjective Testing ( F&S Testing).  It was originally created by Murph Morrison and over the years it has been expanded and improved upon by various members of the TTI team.
Course notes
Notes for FSTD Acceptance and Evaluations
April 17, 2020- Murph Morrison was a founding member of TTI and a mentor, great friend and colleague.  He was well respected for the contributions he made to the design, testing and operation of FSTD's.  This is a paper that he wrote in 2009 and presented to the Royal Aeronautical Society, and is still as relevant today as was when he first wrote it.
Course notes, Reference material
Preliminary Notes on EASA CS-FSTD(A) issue 2 changes
April 13, 2020This document is an overview of the changes to CS-FSTD (A)  with the release of issue 2.
Regulatory References
The Content of the QTG
April 15, 2020In 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.
General files, Regulatory References
FSTD Evaluators Course Q & A Review
April 17, 2020FSTD Evaluators Course Q & A Review (rev: 181211) This PowerPoint presentation is a series of questions and answers on the topics that we cover in our FSTD Evaluators Course.  It is by no means a comprehensive review of everything that is taught, but it can act as a simple means of reviewing some of the key items discussed.  This presentation gets changed as we think of new Q & A's or revisions, so please check back here to make sure you have the latest revision. If you have other subjects you think would be valuable for others, please contact us...
Course notes, Presentations
Summary of EASA Rules Document Layout
April 17, 2020This is a handy searchable spreadsheet that is a breakdown of EASA regulations, it comes courtesy of Malcolm Blackwood.
Reference material
FSTD Function & Subjective (F&S) Test Check List
April 17, 2020This is a simple checklist of items/topics that should be included in a F&S check list.  F&S checking of a FSTD is recommended to be split into 4 quarterly checks so that the checking of a FSTD can be done in detail and over a 12 month period.  If you have a F&S check list that you would be prepared to share with the FSTD community please contact us...
Reference material
JAR-FSTD H
April 11, 2020There are still many FSTDs qualified to older standards as a primary source document and we have had a number of requests for them.  Here's JAR-FSTD H which was issued 1st May 2008 but had an effectivity date of 1st August 2008. Some national authorities have used this document as a great template to create their own rules using up to date standards as it is a single and much simpler document that what is found in EASA ORA/ARA/CS-FSTD H, but still contains the majority of content.
Regulatory References
JAR-FSTD A
April 11, 2020There are still many FSTDs qualified to older standards as a primary source document and we have had a number of requests for them.  Here's JAR-FSTD A which was issued 1st May 2008 but had an effectivity date of 1st August 2008. Some national authorities have used this document as a great template to create their own rules using up to date standards as it is a single and much simpler document that what is found in EASA ORA/ARA/CS-FSTD A but still contains the majority of content.
Regulatory References
JAR STD1A Amendment 3
April 11, 2020There are still many FSTDs qualified to older standards as a primary source document and we have had a number of requests for them.  Here's JAR STD1A Amendment 3 which was released 1st July 2003
Regulatory References
JAR STD1A Amendment 2
April 11, 2020There are still many FSTDs qualified to older standards as a primary source document and we have had a number of requests for them.  Here's JAR STD1A Amendment 2 which was released 1st April 2001.
Regulatory References
FSI to JAR/EASA/FAA Validation Test Number Cross Reference
April 11, 2020The rules state that there must be a test numbering system used in a QTG, but national authorities do not stipulate any other requirements apart from the QTG requiring to be easily understood.  For validation test numbering in QTGs, most FSTD Operators use some form based on the regulatory document numbering, but FlightSafety use their own based on a more simple system.  Here is a cross reference between the FSI numbering of validation tests and that used by most other Operators which follow the numbering of JAR-FSTD A/H, CS-FSTD A/H, or FAA Part 60. This document was kindly included courtesy of Gary Horne at FSI Farnborough.
Regulatory References
Zero Flight Time Training – The Beginning
April 17, 2020This 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.
General files, Reference material
Visual Database Generation Layers
April 11, 2020This graphic demonstrates the relationship between the different layers of data required to build a modern visual database.
Visual Systems
Sample Combined 6 Day Full & 3 Day Abbreviated FSTD Evaluators Course Schedule
April 11, 2020This document contains a sample schedule for one of our 6 day Full, and combined 3 day Abbreviated FSTD Evaluators courses.  Please note, although the content and durations are accurate, the schedule timing may change for a given course due to simulator availability. revised 10/04/20
Reference material
Trees & Management Structure
April 17, 2020Although 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...
General files
Recommendations for Implementing ICAO 9625 iss. 3
April 17, 2020The introduction of ICAO document 9625 issue 3 resulted in several National Regulatory Authorities (NAA) wanting to apply the new criteria in order to take advantage, not only of new technology, but also to ensure that the devices they are to qualify, meet the training need.  What some of these NAA have not appreciated is that Document 9625 is not intended to be a Regulatory Document or Rule as-is.  It is meant as guidance for the criteria to be incorporated into a Regulatory Document issued by a NAA.  This has presented some NAA’s with a problem because they wish to use Document 9625 criteria and take advantage of the new types of FSTD, but they do not have a readily available National Rule to facilitate this. What is described in the attached document is a simplified method of truly adopting ICAO 9625/3. Prior to reading this you may wish to review the ICAO doc 9625 iss. 3 Implementation FAQ's.pdf document also contained in our File Repository.  In addition, we have published a matrix for the tolerance and technical differences between 9625/3 and JAR FSTD A & H.
Reference material, Regulatory References