The Flight Simulator lab was created specifically to address the requirements of AeroE 301, Flight Experience. The lab is equipped with four high fidelity desk top simulators and uses an extremely accurate software package. The simulators provide the students a robust, detailed, immersive and challenging flight experience. Additionally, the lab has a small briefing room were students are able to make presentations to complete the requirements for the course.
Led by Col. Robert Martin, who served in the Air Force and Iowa Air National Guard for 26 years, the Flight Simulator Lab teaches students flight, checklists, and gives them an understanding of how pilots and engineers interface with each other. Students get a very realistic flight experience while being at the controls the entire time. The Flight Simulation Laboratory is located in Room 0642 Howe Hall.