TRC Simulators produces a complete line of affordable realistic flight training devices. Not like most low cost flight simulators equipped with LCD screens, simulating aircraft instruments. Instead all TRC Simulators flight simulators are equipped with replicated, but realistic instruments showing no difference in size, position and functionality compared to real instruments. Our TRC 472 Flight Simulator line is based on a Cessna 172. This Cessna 172 Flight Simulator can be configured with an analog panel, or with a glass cockpit panel.

All our products are designed in-house and manufactured in the Netherlands. Thanks to our productions process, almost all our products are available from stock or have a very short lead time. Over 100 moulds have been developed for the production of instruments, while the company has produced a complete Cessna 172 flight simulator. which is designed to meet al EASA requirements on BITD, FNPTI and FNPTII. This simulator can not only be equipped with complete visuals for VFR training, but TRC Simulators is also working on the integration of a moving platform, creating the fully immersive illusion of flight and offering even higher levels of certification.

Together with our partners, we are continuously improving the flight dynamics of our simulators and the certification process for the newly designed flight simulators.

TRC Simulators originated in 1999. Curt Roth Sr. (a Cessna 172 flyer since 1984) experienced that VFR flight was often hampered by weather conditions. Out of curiosity he started an investigation into the number of employable flight hours at Rotterdam Airport, using as its guideline the conditions set by the flight school for the use of aeroplanes by novice pilots.

In collaboration with MeteoConsult (a Dutch meteorological institute), data was measured each day on the hour throughout 1999. This information was then placed into a spreadsheet, to which the flight school’s conditions were added. The result showed that the actual usable flight hours were only 43% of the hours theoretically available. The variables employed were based on VFR flight.

Roth additionally researched the available options for the training of novice single-engine pilots. The results were shocking; the available single-engine simulators are aimed at IFR training, have no resemblance to the environment of an actual cockpit, and completely lack required visuals to allow a novice pilot to make a turn from base-leg to the runway.

The decision to start in-house development of a VFR simulator was made in 1999, resulting in the foundation of TRC Simulators b.v.. It was decided that the company would make a substantial investment in the creation of moulds for plastic components. This investment has allowed us to offer high-quality simulated flight instruments at a reasonable price.
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