Flight Training Device for Pilatus PC-7 Aircraft

The PC-7 Flight Training Device (FTD) and Procedure Training Device (PTD) serves to develop and practise aircraft handling skills and to achieve perfection in flight


Has significant cost saving benefits



The cockpit has an instrument panel replicating the original panel, a seat shaker, instructor controlled CB ‘pop-out’ activation and simulates the oxygen system with realistic overpressure and mask breathing detection.

Visual System

The visual system is a fully enclosed flight deck with 225° x 30° Field of View, five-channel collimated display system with CRT monitors.

Flight Controls

Flight controls have electrical three-axis control loading system for aileron, elevator and rudder, electrical control loading system for secondary controls like power lever, gear and flap lever and an electro-hydraulic brake for generating hydraulic brake failures.

Cockpit Instruments

The aircraft cockpit section is equipped with software-generated instruments, displayed on TFT flat panels. The instructor can select different instrument configurations to simulate different types of aircraft. It has an additional G-meter and an aircraft system master warning and caution system.

Sound and Intercom System

Sound and intercom system has an advanced stereo sound system with realistic turboprop sound. ATIS automatically generated from IOS. Additionally there are environmental sound effects like thunder, rain, hail, and crash effects.

Instructor Operator Station – IOS

The IOS has crew coordination capability to operate secondary controls, radios and avionics from simulated rear pilot seat and an advanced record/replay facility including ‘live’ actuation of controls in the cockpit.


The Netherlands 2000

The Pilatus PC-7 turboprop trainer was built for the Royal Netherland Air Force (RNLAF), 131 (EMVO) Squadron in Woensdrecht. This FTD is in service since 2000, and many pilots have experienced the benefit of this training device. The FTD has made a significant contribution in pilots getting their wings.