In the SIM, we are able to demonstrate VEMD & FADEC failures, Tail Rotor failure in the hover and inadvertent flight into IMC. Doing training in a simulator teaches the pilot cockpit indicators and aircraft response to a particular failure. The pilot is able to activate the corresponding switches that a specific procedure calls for, instead of pretending to manipulate them, thus improving retention.
Simulator training is available at Airbus Helicopters Inc. in the Dallas/Fort-Worth area in Texas. Please contact the Training Department at Airbus Helicopters Canada for further information.