Alsim has partnered with the first female Red Bull Air Race winner and French aerobatics champion Melanie Astles to create a very special flight simulator.

Working with Melanie, Alsim will develop a full-size replica of her aircraft, the Redbull Edge 540. This exclusive simulator will be composed of a single-seat cockpit equipped with central flight stick, rudder and throttles as per the aircraft configuration.

All primary flight controls will have an active control loading system providing Melanie with the same cues as her aircraft. Instruments and cockpit layout will also be accurately represented.

Melanie Astles, Red Bull Air Race pilot, will be able to practice on the Alsim simulator

Alsim will also design a specific aerodynamic and performance model in partnership with Melanie, to offer maximum fidelity and provide her with an extremely efficient, competitive, training device. The visual system will be based on Alsim’s seamless cylindrical screen with a 210º x 60º field of view.

All race tracks will be fully replicated in the visual system with pylons, terrain elevation, buildings and the surrounding areas. The simulator will provide real and post-time flight data allowing Melanie’s team to analyse her performance, help improve her skills, and ultimately master the circuit before each race.

“We at Alsim wish Melanie all the best and we’re sure that our joint collaboration will help her stay ahead of the field,” said Alsim Global Business Development Director, Mike Tonkin

Melanie said, “My goal for 2019 is to give my best and continue to deliver strong performances, but refine the details even more. Alsim will be a strong partner to improve my skills and work hard all along the season to reach my goals.”

Melanie Astles
Alsim