Full Flight Simulators (FFS)
Full Flight simulation is an artificial re-creation of aircraft flight and various aspects of the flight environment. Flight simulation is used for flight training, mainly of pilots. Simulation replicates controls and aircraft systems and wide-field outside-world visual systems, all mounted on six degree-of-freedom (DOF) motion platforms moving in response to pilot control movements and external aerodynamic factors. Simulation implements sensory clues such as sound, motion, and visual systems.
Compared to training in real aircraft, simulation based training allows for the training of maneuvers or situations that may be impractical (or even dangerous) to perform in the aircraft, while keeping the pilot and instructor in a relatively low-risk environment on the ground. For example, electrical system failures, instrument failures, hydraulic system failures, environmental system failures, and even flight control failures can be simulated without risk to the pilots or an aircraft.
Full flight simulator (FFS) is used for initial and recurrent CPL training.