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January 5, 2007 Contact: Mike Lorden • 425.235.1500

ASA’s On Top™ IFR Simulator Now Includes Glass Cockpit and Garmin GNS430 GPS

Newcastle, WA— ASA’s On Top IFR simulator gives pilots the opportunity to refine decision-making, risk management, and judgment skills before putting them to the test in real flight. Version 9.0 introduces exciting new features. Today’s technically advanced aircraft (TAA) are represented with the inclusion of a glass cockpit PFD in the Cessna 182. A Garmin GNS430 by Reality XP is now available in the Cessna 172, Mooney, Bonanza and Baron aircraft. Also included with On Top V9 is FlightPrep’s PlateView program, providing electronic charts for U.S. airports. Pilots will now have this much-requested item, the approach information, at their fingertips for their flight simulation sessions.

Instrument pilots know IMC is not a game. On Top provides a virtual environment for real practice to ensure pilots are prepared to fly to minimums and execute a better approach. On Top includes an accurate rendering of ten aircraft: Cessna 172 Skyhawk, Cessna 182 Skylane, Cessna 182R Skylane RG, Piper PA-28-161 Warrior II, Piper PA-28R-201 Arrow IV, Lancair Columbia 300, Mooney MSE, Beech Bonanza V-35, Beech Baron 58 Twin, Beech 1900 Twin Turboprop. Each aircraft has panel options: pilots can choose a heading indicator or HSI, an ADF or RMI, add a moving map or GPS, an attitude indicator or flight director. Pilots can fly any approach with the worldwide database.

Simulate truly realistic flights by programming the weather to suit your needs. Set up conditions that improve, deteriorate, or change randomly to add unpredictable turbulence, ceilings, clouds, and winds. Set instrument and equipment malfunctions to fail predictably or randomly to maximize emergency procedures training. Complete flight information is recorded every flight and mapped in overhead and profile views. Save and replay these flights for later evaluation, or re-fly portions of the flight under different conditions.

Users can challenge themselves with hard IFR weather, systems malfunctions, and engine failures, while they venture outside the narrow channels of training days to get more out of their instrument ticket.

Virtual IMCVirtual challenges — Real preparation.

Product Name: On Top Version 9 … Order Number: ASA-OT-9 … Suggested List Price: $149.95

Minimum System Requirements for On Top 9

Windows compatible processor (AMD or Intel), 800 MHz or faster • Windows 2000, XP Home, or XP Professional (32-bit version only) operating system • Minimum 256 MB system RAM • 400 MB available hard drive space (minimum install) • CD-ROM drive (4x or faster) • DVD-ROM drive required for adding PlateView regions (up to 2.2 GB for all U.S. regions)* • DirectX 9.0c (included on the OT9 CD) • DirectX-compatible video card with 32 MB minimum video memory • Monitor and video card driver supporting 1024 x 768 minimum screen resolution • DirectX-compatible sound card and speakers • Mouse or other compatible pointing device • Joystick or yoke

* The installation of additional PlateView regions is optional, not required for On Top to work.

About Reality XP GNS430 provider: One of the leading avionics simulators and solutions for the general and business aviation training market. Reality XP builds on its leading-edge technology, expertise and partnerships to assist businesses and individuals with their training needs and offers computer-based product familiarization and training programs. Their flagship products are the Flight Line 530XP, the Flight Line Wx500 and the Flight Line ST3400:

About FlightPrep™ PlateView provider: A division of Stenbock and Everson Inc. provides state-of-the-art electronic flight bag software, FAA approved "geo-referenced" charts, EFB "paperless" solutions, in flight weather display through Wx Worx, Internet flight planning and flight planning software. FlightPrep™ products are used on more than 65,000 flights each month. FlightPrep™ powers the Golden Eagle flight planner provided by CSC DUATS, the official FAA DUATS vendor. The software is used by the FAA as an official flight planning source and ChartCase™ software is used by the FAA for its fleet of aircraft:

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