Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Pilots in western Kansas now have a place to improve their skills for dangerous situations they might encounter in flight.
A full-motion flight simulator is offering lessons at the Spencer Flight and Education Center at the Scott City airport.
The simulator is in memory of four members of the Richard Spencer family of Scott City, who died in a small plane crash in 2011.
Brian Vulgamore, chairman of the education center, was a good friend of Richard Spencer. He and others raised money to provide the simulator for western Kansas.
The Garden City Telegram reports the simulator shows graphics of real locations, as well as recreating weather and mechanical problems that pilots might face.
Vulgamore says the center is also asking western Kansas schools to offer more pilot education.