Merlin Flight Simulation Group is the manufacturer of the world's most advanced Engineering Flight Simulators for use in Aeronautical universities, and the established market leader.
Designed originally to teach the subjective aspects of flight, they are also used in all aspects of aircraft design related principles from the classic stability and control evaluation through to cockpit ergonomics, systems engineering and avionics.
Merlin's simulators are fully enclosed capsules on a motion base, with external instructor station. Merlin's flight software, Excalibur, is a superb aerodynamic model that has the flexibility and mathematical integrity to respond properly to everything from the basic dimensions of wing span and chord to the details of the wing aerofoil. Options to the software include V/STOL, Rotary wing and Helmet Mounted Displays.
The simulators visual scene meets the requirements of a flight training device as specified in CAA document JAR STD 3A in terms of runway lighting, approach aids and environment.
The simulators are the most versatile of laboratory equipment, and are being used in universities by first year students through to PhD students, for both teaching and research.
Two or more simulators may be configured to fly within the same visual scene for research of airport approach and traffic patterns, and even formation flying.
Currently Merlin has 15 engineering flight simulators operating at U.K. universities.