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A partnership made in heaven: data from space enables innovative pilot training on the ground

A partnership made in heaven: data from space enables innovative pilot training on the ground

Two years ago, a small and unspectacular business meeting in Sydney seeded a partnership with potential to disrupt the huge global pilot training industry and significantly improve outcomes for flight schools and trainees. In 2015, when SynFlyt Founder and Director Ross Maclennan had coffee with Peter Kinne, Regional Director of DigitalGlobe, they discovered that they shared a passion for innovative technology and a flexible, win-win approach to doing business. They also brought together the key elements needed to change the future of pilot training by making premium quality flight simulators accessible to all flight schools, large or small. ‘Until now, flight... Read More »


The past and future of flight training: from wooden barrels to SynFlyt spheres

The past and future of flight training: from wooden barrels to SynFlyt spheres

Flight motion simulators have come a long way in the last century and innovative SynFlyt is leading them into the future, producing high tech at a low price, through ingenious design and manufacture. Back in 1910, the first flight motion simulator looked like a prop for a low budget silent film. It comprised two wooden half-barrels, in one of which the trainee pilot sat atop a platform attached to the other barrel, which was moved manually. No doubt this French invention was affordable, but the level of realism in its flight simulation is laughably low from a modern perspective. From this humble... Read More »