AST Instructor Station

The Instructor station connects like all the other modules to the AST-Server. The whole system is designed to work with touchscreens (incl. a virtual keyboard) and is best to be used on two screens. Of course the everything can also be done with a mouse and keyboard. It is also possible (without any problems) to run the whole instructor station on one screen.

Functions:

Positioning:

  • Free Positioning
  • Approach Positioning
  • Airwork
  • Runway

Environment:

  • Time/Date
  • Weather
    Quickset buttons are available for CAT1, CAT2, CAT3a, CAT3b, CAT3c, Clear WX and Wind calm
    Parameters can also be adjusted individually (like setting the wind, visibililty, temperature and clouds) (currently under developmet)

Situations:

  • Load/Save
    Allows the user to load or save a situation with the possibility to enter a free-text descriptio

Logging:

  • Logger
    When enabled it will plot you lateral flightpath on the map screen
  • Approach Plotter
    The Approach Plotter will plot you approach in two different views (top view, side view). It will automatically get the respective airport and runway from the FMGC, so you are able to plot the approach even if the pilot has not yet tuned the ILS or not yet activated the approach phase. You can also create a printout of this plot.

Failures:

  • Selecting a Failure
    You can set a failure to "pending". This will arm the failure at specified conditions (e.g. speed greater as xxx kt, or altitude less than xxx ft, or in 200 seconds). You can also select a failure to be activated immediately.
  • Failures available
    BLEED
    - APU BLEED
    - BLEED 1
    - BLEED 2
    - PACK 1
    - PACK 2
    - ENG 1 ANTI-ICE
    - ENG 2 ANTI-ICE
    ELEC
    - AC ESS BUS
    - GEN 1
    - GEN 2
    - IDG 1
    - IDG 2
    F/CTL
    - ELAC 1
    - ELAC 2
    - SEC 1
    - SEC 2
    - SEC 3
    - FAC 1
    - FAC 2
    FIRE
    - SMOKE LAVRATORY
    - SMOKE AFT CARGO
    - SMOKE FWD CARGO
    FUEL
    - LEFT TANK PUMP 1
    - LEFT TANK PUMP 2
    - CTR TANK PUMP 1
    - CTR TANK PUMP 2
    - RIGHT TANK PUMP 1
    - RIGHT TANK PUMP 2

Systems:

  • Fuel
  • Pushback
  • Ground High-Pressure [GND HP]
  • EXT PWR

Map Screen:

  • World map
  • Show Airports, NDB, VOR, ...
  • Lock on aircraft