Huntington – The Aviation Maintenance Technology Program, a recent joint venture between Marshall University and Hortington Mountain Community and Technical College, will be the first class of 147 schools to use a virtual reality system to meet the training requirements of the US Federal Aviation Administration. Aviation color and coating laboratories.
In early July, the program acquired the FAA’s ability to deploy a new system that resembles aviation paint shop environment, and teachers to simulate a variety of drawing situations and accurately measure students’ abilities.
For aviation training, like any educational aids and equipment, a virtual 3D color system is evaluated during the FAA design implementation process to ensure compliance with federal standards.
The 3D system provides a versatile platform for measuring student performance, including millimeters of paint thickness, cost of materials used, gun distance, overheating and angle-related angles. Made by Cedar Allsalls Te, Iowa Virtual Paints, it is a similar training system used by the U.S. Air Force Air Education and Training Command, including the Hill Air Force Base in Utah and the U.S. Coast Guard Technical Training Center in North Carolina.
“This innovative, imaginative-realistic system will save a lot of money by reducing the time spent on cleaning and eliminating the need for consumables such as paint and personal protective equipment.” Jim Smith, interim director of the Marshall / Mountain West MT program, said.
In their aviation education programs, Virtual Paint Team will be able to partner with Marshall and Mountain West to implement virtual reality simulation technology. Ermias Trelor, CEO of Virtual Color Products. “Through the collaboration between software developers and educators, we provide an engaging and hands-on learning experience that will help students move into successful careers in the aviation industry.”
It is located at the Huntington Tri-State Airport and the first phase of the AMT program is scheduled to begin in January.
The program is administered by the Marshal Robert C. Byrd Institute, a branch of the university’s aviation department, and will include the Bill No Flight School at Charleston International Airport, which will begin in August.