Link trainer


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Link trainer

n
(Aeronautics) trademark a ground-training device for training pilots and aircrew in the use of flight instruments. Compare flight simulator
[named after E. A. Link (1904–81), its US inventor]
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Noun1.Link trainer - an early form of flight simulator
flight simulator, trainer - simulator consisting of a machine on the ground that simulates the conditions of flying a plane
trademark - a formally registered symbol identifying the manufacturer or distributor of a product
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Grounded briefly for physical reasons, she mastered the Link trainer and instrument flying.
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Caption: An original 1942 Link Trainer, nicknamed the "Blue Box" by World War II pilots, as displayed at Naval Air Warfare Center Training Systems Division (NAWCTSD) in Orlando, Fla.
There's no Redbird in range so you do it in your aviation museum's Link Trainer.
In 1943 my first wife enlisted in the second call-up of Navy WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service) and served as a Link Trainer operator, teaching pilots in training various maneuvers.
The photo of the Link Trainer on page 5 could have been of the unit in which I took my first flight training, the summer of 1967.
The Link trainer (named for its creator, Ed Link) resembled a very small airplane with an opaque canopy.
Simulation was first seen in aviation training in 1922 with the introduction of the Link Trainer (Grenvik & Schaefer, 2004).
A MiG link trainer (KTS-4), capable of simulating all manoeuvres, a very useful aid for pilots training was also installed in 1967.