Welcome to Simlog’s new blog!
Simulation for training, as we know it today, began back in 1934 when Ed Link sold his “Pilot Maker” to the (USA) Army Air Corps to help train pilots to fly aircraft. (That same year, the Army Air Corps lost 65 planes in crashes, killing 12 pilots.)
But simulation for training people to operate heavy equipment in forestry, construction, mining, and material handling, continues to be something “new”. And so this blog is meant to help you learn more, with no selling or promotion. (That’s what the product details on our Web site are for.)
As company co-founder and President, I’ll be posting new entries every month or so, about all kinds of topics related to training people to operate heavy equipment.
The fact is, after almost 20 years at Simlog, and 15 years of work in engineering and university research before that, I’ve developed what I like to think is a unique perspective on what’s really important (and what’s not), and so I hope that you’ll find these blog entries informative.
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