RTD IOS at a Glance

The Instructor Operator Station (IOS) software is a Frasca developed COTS software suite. It provides the operator with control over the simulation and access to various training management tools.

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Freezing/Unfreezing the RTD

When the trainer is in the Freeze state, all flight simulation and flight parameters remain constant at the value at the time it was frozen. When the trainer is unfrozen the flight simulation will continue from were it was frozen.

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Quick Starting the Engine

Performs an automatic (software controlled) engine start. The start takes the same amount of time as a manual start, and requires that the engine controls be set to accommodate an operating engine (otherwise the engine will promptly die after starting), but no pilot input is required during the start.

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Using the Map

The Map page is a graphical display intended to depict the aircraft’s enroute flight path. All runways are displayed on the Map Page as long as the trainer is connected to the internet.

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Hobbs Meter Reading

The Hobbs Meter is a cumulative timer based on Master On. On the RTD IOS tap the More Options Menu, and then tap the Hobbs Meter button. Tap the Ok button, to close the pop-up.

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Controlling Opposing ILS with Shared Frequencies

When encountering opposing ILS’s with shared frequencies, one will be on and the other will be off. Navigation stations can be enabled and disabled using the RTD IOS. When enabling the ILS that is currently turned off (disabled), be sure to turn off (disable) the opposing ILS, so that only one is on at a time.

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