What started out in 1869 as a donation of land and money from John Purdue, Purdue University was the first university to offer college credit in flight training, the first to establish a four-year bachelor’s degree in aviation and the first university to own an airport. In 2010 Purdue added a Paradigm Shift Solutions CRJ-700 Regional Jet trainer to their flight training program curriculum. Three Paradigm SR-20’s will soon be added to their fleet of Cirrus training devices. Click on the image to the left to see the news story about how Purdue is utilizing their devices to train students.
Founded in 1927 by Oliver "Lafe" Parks, SLU's Parks College was America's first federally certified school of aviation. Today, Parks has a worldwide reputation for our aviation and aerospace engineering programs. Parks has a Paradigm Shift Solutions CRJ-200 Regional Jet Trainer and has been putting it to good use. Click on the image to the left to see the news story about how Parks is utilizing their device to train students. Everybody remembers the remarkable skill Chesley B. Sullenberger displayed during his dramatic water landing on the Hudson river this year Parks College was quick to integrate this scenario into simulator training and give their students a hands on approach to dealing with the exact same scenario.
"The device is great! I've been training students in a Paradigm CRJ-200 sim for over three years now and have hardly missed a lesson due to maintenance. The students love to fly the device, and it has all the features I need to prepare them for their professional flying careers. The transformation I see students go through from their first flight in the CRJ simulator to their last is remarkable. This would not be possible without a Paradigm CRJ device."
"I have thousands of hours in the real CRJ and have prepared dozens of pilots for their careers in a Paradigm CRJ simulator, and I am still amazed every time I get into the device at how closely it replicates the real CRJ. I just wish there was a device like this around when I did my initial training. It makes life much easier on the pilots to have such a sophisticated device to prepare them for their first airline job."
"Gaining experience in a Paradigm CRJ device before training at the airlines was an invaluable experience for me. Being familiar with the aircraft, profiles and procedures was a big help. I felt like I was ahead of the curve and never really in danger of failing out of training. I had a good grasp on what was going on during training and this made the entire experience very enjoyable. I felt like I was able to grasp the more advanced aspects of each lesson as I had the basics down cold before training even began."
"Training in a Paradigm CRJ simulator afforded me opportunities that otherwise would not have been available. At the time I applied to the airlines my multiengine time was low, around 15 hours. The airlines, however, considered the experience I gained in the Paradigm CRJ sim and waived their normal minimums. Not only did I get the job, but I excelled during training as I was already familiar with the basic operating principals of the CRJ. The accuracy of the Paradigm simulator made transitioning into the Level D FFS and aircraft very comfortable. "