Gaming tech for ATPL education
Do you need a break from reading lots of ATPL text?
Do you wish that you could SEE some of the more visual parts of ATPL theory brought to life?
In colour, in motion, in action. And a lot more fun. Gamification for ground school has arrived!
Introducing our latest development, designed to make studying simpler and more understandable: a series of augmented reality apps that teach parts of the ATPL syllabus — we are calling them Learning Cores. And first to take off is GAS TURBINES.
This iPad app helps you to understand the design, construction and function of a modern triple spool gas turbine engine. It doesn’t (yet) teach you everything you need to know for the EASA exam (you still need to refer to our ATPL iBooks) but it gives you a fantastic, clear, visual overview of the subject. (It’s also a fabulous learning tool for current airline pilots or engineers who wish to refresh their gas turbine knowledge.)
At its heart is a 3D model gas turbine engine based on the Rolls Royce Trent 1000. You can move it around any axis, show and hide individual components and animate some of the main elements such as the individual spools, the thrust reversers and the variable inlet guide vanes.
Tapping on individual components reveals a pop-up dialogue box that summarises the design and construction of the item. Dialogue boxes describe the most common threats or errors. They also contain links to the relevant chapters in our Engines iBook so that you can read more.
Anyone can download this app, you don’t have to be a Padpilot student. It is a fantastic partner to our Engines iBook.
The Gas Turbine Learning Core is available to download from iTunes now.