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Yingling Aviation donates simulator to K-State Salina

Yingling Aviation has donated a flight simulator to Kansas State University’s flight program in Salina, the two organizations said.

The simulator is designed to simulate a Cessna 172 with Garmin G1000 avionics and a GFC700 autopilot.

Yingling had been using the simulator for the past six years for its flight training program.

It’s since discontinued flight instruction.

Donating the simulator to K-State was an easy choice, Lonnie Vaughan, Yingling president, said.

“We decided to find it a home where it can be put to valuable use, and K-State Salina obviously fits that bill,” Vaughan said.

The school is waiting for Federal Aviation Administration approval to incorporate the simulator formally into its pilot training curriculum.