University Of Dayton Move Merlin Simulation Suite To New Location

The simulation suite at The School of Engineering, University of Dayton, Ohio, comprising an MP521 simulator, an MP500-1, and an Air Traffic Control Station ...

by Marion Neal | Friday 16 November 2012

University Of Dayton - Merlin Simulation Suite
... has been moved to a brand new room in the Engineering Building, Kettering Labs on the main Campus.

Dr. Aaron Altman said ‘ Before the simulator install was even complete, Air Vehicle Design Course students were attempting to get their individual designs flying in the simulators. Planes ranging from a pylon racer, to a light sport amphibian and a supersonic business jet were being tested before the installation was completed.

In addition, end of semester projects will soon begin in the Flight Dynamics Course – the students in that class are looking forward to getting back into the simulator and using it its new location.’

Chris Neal, Managing Director of Merlin Flight Simulation Group, who supplied the simulation lab. equipment said ‘The move to Kettering Labs went incredibly smoothly, so much so that the downtime on the equipment was minimal. The University of Dayton are making maximum use of their simulators, and will be hosting the next IT FLIES USA at Dayton on 13 April 2013. Invites have gone out to universities from the USA, Canada, and the UK. IT FLIES is the only aircraft design competition whereby test pilots fly the students’ designs.’


Marion Neal
Merlin Products Ltd
+44 (0) 1403 711799

Friday 16 November 2012 / file under Aerospace