Halton Take Charge of a Link Air Training Simulator
The James McCudden Air Power Centre at RAF Halton has taken charge of a Link Air Training Simulator.
Volunteers at the Air Power Centre intend to completely refurbish the Link trainer to go on display and are interested in contacting anyone who worked for the Aylesbury firm and may have knowledge of this type of equipment. Anyone interested should in the first instance, speak to
The instrument flight simulator, or Link Trainer, is a ground based simulator designed as a basic jet engine trainer for teaching all phases of elementary and advanced instrument flying, including radio navigation, radio range and loop orientation, instrument landing systems, voice procedure, flight and instrument familiarisation.
The simulators were originally made in Leighton Buzzard and transferred to
Tom Costello from the Air Power Centre, who has co-ordinated the delivery, said: “It was quite a big job getting the Link Trainer through the doors with there being just a centimetre space either side. Our volunteers will now start working on refurbishing the trainer with a view to get it working again so any help that anyone who worked in the factory can give when it was at Aylesbury will be invaluable.”