Andrew (Andy) Ramsden


Andy Ramsden has had 48 years of experience in the Flight simulation industry starting as an apprentice in Redifon Flight Simulation. His primary focus has been of Visual Systems starting on Camera/Model Board systems and then moving through the first developments of computer-generated systems up to the modern advanced PC based Image Generators and digital projection equipment. He was also involved in the development of display technologies, particularly the WIDE collimated image system

Over the years he has been involved in the installation, testing, acceptance and QTG testing of many systems worldwide including the qualification of the first WIDE type display systems with both the FAA, European and other regulatory authorities. He has held management positions directing and controlling Engineering Policies to maintain product standardization and control application of new products. Some of these included the introduction of LCoS (digital) display technology and working with Regulatory authorities to define requirements for this new technology. He worked as Visual Task Team Leader on the Royal Aeronautical Society International Working Group to update the ICAO 9625 Issue 3 Manual of Criteria for the Qualification of Flight Simulation Training Devices volume 1 and 2.

Andy has been a member of the International Committee on FSTD Qualification to maintain ICAO 9625 document standards and has provided expert support and presentations to FAA and CAA on visual related topics.

In 2008 he was presented with the FSEMC Edwin A Link award for Vision and Excellence in simulation support.

He has now retired from full time work with Rockwell Collins but continues to provide advice and guidance through TTI.