The panel of the TRC Simulators model TRC3000 CABRIO C172A is based on the dimensions and layout of a Cessna 172 production single engine aircraft. This closely represents the overall functionality, performance, avionics, and instrumentation. The platform consists of a cockpit section, instructor’s control station, visual display system and an audio system. It incorporates a combination of hardware and software components that is assembled and checked by TRC Simulators. All hardware elements are permanently installed and designed so the cockpit has the appearance and feel of an actual aircraft. From the pilot’s seated position, there are no computer hardware elements such as keyboards, pointing devices, etc. for his or her use.
The TRC3000 CABRIO C172A provides realistic and true-to-scale panel design, avionics, and reliable hardware/software performance in an open cockpit environment, able to be placed inside any normal office space. This platform also provides an effective training environment for student and certificated pilots. This includes the capability of practicing scenario based flight training events, simulated equipment failure and emergency procedures, pilot evaluations, instrument procedures/ experience, and facilitating increased pilot proficiency overall.