World Indoor Airport Laboratories
Robert K. Mock World Indoor Airport
The Robert K. Mock World Indoor Airport (WIA) at Metro State is one of the finest collegiate aviation and aerospace computer and flight simulation training laboratories in the world.
Our students do not pay additional tuition or hourly fees to use Metro State’s flight simulators. All that is required to receive instruction within the WIA is to be officially enrolled at Metro State and properly registered in an appropriate flight or aerospace simulation class.
The WIA is comprised of multiple labs that contain state-of-the-art, FAA-approved flight training devices (FTDs), aerospace computer-based training systems, air traffic controller (ATC) training stations and avionics equipment.
The WIA includes a variety of single and multiengine FTDs. We also serve as a ground training program for the B-1900 aircraft – we use two B-1900 FTDs as part of that curriculum.
Students entering the WIA are assigned various flight training devices (simulators) and plan their flights with weather and aircraft performance data. Jeppesen-Boeing Corporation supports part of our preflight briefing station.
We also offer an ATC flight training center as part of our FAA-approved AT-CTI degree program
Students are tutored in advanced concepts associated with “glass” or Technologically Advanced Aircraft (TAA) training devices.
A full-featured avionics lab is also included in the WIA. In this lab, students learn the principles of operation and problem solving using avionics equipment that have similar operational fidelity as experienced in the flight environment.
Advanced Aviation and Aerospace Flight Simulation Training Lab
In our Advanced Aviation and Aerospace Flight Simulation Training Lab (AAAFT), students work on analyzing and applying flight standards, LOFT training, and crew resource management using a fully functioning Canadair Regional Jet computer-based training system.
Is your passion in aerospace science? Space flight? Space exploration? Space physics?
Our AAAFT lab houses the industry’s most advanced software for simulating space mission analysis and orbital dynamics. We feature over $1.8 million in space simulation software, supported by a donation from the AGI Corporation. AGI has installed in our AAAFT lab their Systems Toolkit (STK) software platform used by the U.S. government and many space-related organizations and companies.
For a tour of our department and our state-of-the-art learning laboratories, contact a faculty advisor at 303-556-2983.