Bridging the Gap between AVT Simulation Training Center & Binghamton University’s Flight and Ground Legacy 

In the evolving world of modeling and simulation, educational courses play a pivotal role in shaping the expertise and skills of professionals in this field. Two notable institutions in this domain have been the AVT Simulation Training Center and Binghamton University. This article aims to compare the AVT 101: Simulation Overview course offered by the AVT Simulation Training Center with the now-retired Annual Flight and Ground Vehicle Simulation Course by Binghamton University. 

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The AVT Simulation Training Center specializes in providing comprehensive knowledge in various facets of modeling and simulation. AVT 101: Simulation Overview offers an extensive outline, covering topics from digital databases to artificial intelligence and acquisitions. In contrast, Binghamton University’s course, which ceased in 2019, focused primarily on flight and ground vehicle simulation. This course was part of a long-standing tradition in simulation training, stemming from Binghamton’s historical significance as the “Cradle of Flight Simulation.” 

Both the AVT Simulation Training Center and Binghamton University have established strong reputations for excellence in simulation training. The AVT 101: Simulation Overview course at the AVT Center echoes the same commitment to high-quality, in-depth educational experiences that were a hallmark of Binghamton’s course. Both programs emphasize a thorough understanding of the principles of simulation, ensuring a solid foundation for all participants. 

A key similarity between the two programs is the caliber of instructors. Both AVT 101 and Binghamton University’s course were/are led by experts in the field, ensuring that participants receive instruction from professionals with real-world experience and deep knowledge of the latest trends and technologies in simulation. 

AVT Staff member standing in front of the AVT Simulation Training Center Collaboration Facility

Both courses cater to a wide range of professionals. AVT 101 is suitable for individuals seeking a comprehensive overview of the simulation field, including engineers, project managers, and everyone in the MS&T community. In contrast, Binghamton University’s more niched course was tailored towards engineers, system specialists, and professionals involved in the specification, design, and implementation of flight and ground vehicle simulations. 

Offering significant opportunities for professional development, participants in the AVT 101 course, like those who attended Binghamton’s program, benefit from networking opportunities with fellow professionals and industry experts. This aspect of professional growth is central to both courses, fostering a community of learners who are deeply engaged in the field of simulation. 

While Binghamton University’s course was location-specific and annual, the AVT Simulation Training Center offers a mix of in-person and online modules, providing greater flexibility and accessibility for a global audience. This approach mirrors the inclusive and comprehensive nature of Binghamton’s course, ensuring that a wide range of professionals can benefit from top-tier simulation training. 

Clock tower at the University Union, Binghamton University

For those who valued the depth, expertise, and community offered by Binghamton University’s Annual Flight and Ground Vehicle Simulation Course, the AVT Simulation Training Center, particularly through its AVT 101: Simulation Overview course, presents an ideal continuation. The AVT Simulation Training Center upholds the legacy of providing high-quality, expert-led simulation training, expanding upon it with a broader curriculum that encompasses the latest advancements in the field. As the world of modeling and simulation continues to advance, the AVT Simulation Training Center stands ready to welcome professionals seeking to deepen their knowledge and skills in this critical and dynamic field. 

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Initially, Applied Visual Technology Inc., AVT has been developing modeling and simulation expertise through engineering services since 1998. This is due to our founder who has accumulated over 30 years of military MS&T expertise in aviation applications. Nonetheless, everyone at AVT specializes in making old training systems new again and making new ones for less. Consequently, for 20 years AVT has served our Air Force, Army, Navy, and Marine customers by providing the highest quality of service and solutions. Following its inception, AVT’s highly specialized staff of engineers has included some of the top leaders in the simulation industry. With over 20 years of simulation experience, our dedicated team provides specialized solutions for customers with complex problems.