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AWARD ANNOUNCEMENT: AVT Simulation Awarded DVTE for Marine Corps ECS

AVT Simulation has won a task order under our Electronic and Communication Services (ECS) contract vehicle called Deployable Virtual Training...
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The Future of Automobiles: A Cultural Shift to AI

A Need for Change With the development and implementation of a revolutionary, new technology like AI comes the need for...
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The Future of Automobiles: The Cons of AI

As a developing technology, the pros and cons of self-driving vehicles are plentiful. There is much to gain but even...
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The Future of Automobiles: AI Transport Preparations & Traffic Management

Transport Preparations Many applications of AI in the transportation industry include solutions to transport preparations. This category includes communication network...
Future of Automobiles: AI truck platooning

The Future of Automobiles: Automated Truck Platooning

Another brilliant use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) currently in the testing phase is truck platooning for shipping purposes. A truck...
Tesla's D1 Ai Microchip

The Future of Automobiles: Tesla’s New D1 Microchip

NVIDIA & Tesla Currently, NVIDIA is the leading GPU and AI microchip manufacturers. However, since 2019 NVIDIA has not received...
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The Future of Automobiles: Autonomous Vehicles and More

Recently, we discussed how artificial intelligence (AI) is used in the healthcare and manufacturing industries. In doing so, we explored...
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The History of Industrial Innovation and Technology: The Rise Towards AI

When that first caveman clapped two rocks together, not only did he ignite a fire, but he also ignited a...
What are Cobots? Industrial automation in Tesla's Gigafactory.

What are Cobots? AI & Manufacturing: Industrial Automation in Tesla’s Gigafactory

The integration of AI and machine learning is gaining a strong competitive edge in manufacturing industries around the world. From...
AI in Healthcare The Future of Medicine

AI in Healthcare: The Future of Medical Technology

Technology is advancing at an exponential rate, and artificial intelligence (AI) is no exception. With new AI tools popping up...
The Danger of AI (Artificial Intelligence)

The Danger of Artificial Intelligence: Its Impact on the Future

In our last blog, we delved deep into the history of Artificial Intelligence, from the Hellenistic period all the way...
The History of AI | Its rise to consumer market

The History of Artificial Intelligence | Its Rise to Consumer Market

In our past three posts on Artificial Intelligence, we have extensively covered all the basics of AI, machine learning, neural...
AGT Under Contract

Apache Gunnery Trainer (AGT) Under Contract

NEW AWARD OF 16 AGTs INCLUDING 4.0 & 6.0 IMI The AGTs will be used for transitioning United States Apache...
What is Natural Language Processing?

Natural Language Processing | What is it?

Natural Language Processing Natural Language Processing (NLP) is a computer system’s attempt at understanding verbal human communication/language. Software systems try to...
What is Fuzzy logic?

Fuzzy Logic | What is it?

Fuzzy Logic Fuzzy logic measures truth values and is the contrast to Boolean logic. Boolian Logic In Boolean logic, the variables of...
What is Deep Learning?

Deep Learning | What is it?

Deep Learning Deep learning is a subset of machine learning and is composed of larger neural networks. Like machine learning, Deep Learning starts...
What is a neural network?

Neural Network | What is it?

Neural Networks Neural networks simulate the neurons within the brain using artificial neurons or nodes. It is used in machine...
What is Machine Learning?

Machine Learning | What is it?

Machine Learning Machine learning is a pattern-based subset of AI. Machines are given data and create rules based on patterns...
What is Artificial intelligence?

Artificial Intelligence | What is it?

Artificial Intelligence Artificial intelligence is the simulation of the human brain through software coding within machines. AI uses a system...
What is Weak AI and Strong AI?

Weak AI/Strong AI | What is it?

There are two types of AI: weak AI and strong AI. Weak Artificial Intelligence Weak, sometimes called narrow, AI is less intelligent as it...
Cognitive-Computing

Cognitive Computing | What is it?

Sometimes used interchangeably with AI but varying slightly, Cognitive Computing (CC) replicates and alters human thought processes with computerized models.  CC is interactive,...
What is Quantum Computing?

Quantum Computing | What is it?

Quantum Computing Quantum Computing involves an understanding of quantum mechanics, the study of subatomic particles. It uses collective properties from quantum states to make...
What is Augmented Intelligence

Augmented Intelligence | What is it?

Artificial vs Augmented Intelligence The name Artificial intelligence itself is a matter of debate in the technological industries. Many have now...
What is Extended Reality?

Extended Reality | What is it?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g7EpLqHj3J0&list=PLJI2h1JDs8M4hKiO82dxkn1KAbMnnzBkf&index=8 Extended Reality Explanation Extended Reality (XR) The ‘X’ in XR does not just stand for Extended. Instead, it is...
What is Cross Reality?

Cross reality | What is it?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1W4z4-od_0A&list=PLJI2h1JDs8M4hKiO82dxkn1KAbMnnzBkf&index=7 Cross Reality (XR) Explanation Cross Reality (XR) Cross reality is similar to Mixed reality, but it also refers to...
What is Augmented Virtuality?

Augmented Virtuality | What is it?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WG5Zyq4Xvx4&list=PLJI2h1JDs8M4hKiO82dxkn1KAbMnnzBkf&index=6 Augmented Virtuality (AV) Explanation Augmented Virtuality (AV) Last we talked about Mixed Reality (MR) and its uses. Another major...
What is Mixed Reality?

Mixed Reality | What is it?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IBEv13m7BfU&list=PLJI2h1JDs8M4hKiO82dxkn1KAbMnnzBkf&index=5 Mixed Reality (MR) Explanation Mixed Reality (MR) Mixed reality, in a sense, is a spectrum between VR and the...
What is Augmented Reality

Augmented Reality | What is it?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HNcnwm7GfP4&list=PLJI2h1JDs8M4hKiO82dxkn1KAbMnnzBkf&index=5 Augmented Reality Explanation From virtual reality, we will move on to augmented reality (AR). AR is different in that...
What is Artificial Reality?

Artificial Reality | What is it?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tjmwxIilOHU&list=PLJI2h1JDs8M4hKiO82dxkn1KAbMnnzBkf&index=3 Artificial Reality Explanation How is Artificial Reality (XR) Different From VR? Artificial Reality was coined in 1969 by Myron...
What is a Head-Mounted Display

Head-Mounted Display | What is it?

A head-mounted display (HMD) is a visor worn to change your visual and auditory perception for extended reality applications. Head-Mounted...
What is Virtual Reality?

Virtual Reality | What is it?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sjU6P2rvRDY&list=PLJI2h1JDs8M4hKiO82dxkn1KAbMnnzBkf&index=2 Virtual Reality Explanation Virtual Reality (VR) VR is a fully immersive experience composed entirely of computer-generated environments and objects...
What is the Virtual Continuum?

Virtual Continuum | What is it?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2rdo9PNcJ1E&list=PLJI2h1JDs8M4hKiO82dxkn1KAbMnnzBkf Virtual Continuum Explanation The Virtual Continuum (VC) The Virtual Continuum (VC) is a spectrum from the entirely real world...
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Machine Learning, Deep Learning, Neural Networks… Oh, My!

Previously we touched base on how AI works and AI's capabilities but have not gone into detail. One of the main...
The Differences in AI Capabilities explained

The Differences in AI Capabilities Explained

AI is a rather large concept that encompasses many areas in up-and-coming technology and production. In our last blog, we...
What is AI and how can it apply to the MS&T industry

What is Artificial Intelligence (AI) and How Can it Apply to the MS&T Industry?

Ever lose a game of chess to the computer, or have Siri prove you wrong after a friendly debate? If...
Flight Training Disruptors AVT Simulation Apache Gunnery Trainer

Halldale Group MS&T AVT Simulation Feature: Flight Training Disruptors

The Halldale Group featured AVT Simulation in a recent article titled "Flight Training Disruptors" written by Marty Kauchak. Read the...
AVT SIMULATION ANNOUNCES THE OPENING OF A NEW ORLANDO QUADRANGLE OFFICES SUPPORTING COLLABORATION IN THE MODELING, SIMULATION, & TRAINING FIELD

AVT SIMULATION ANNOUNCES THE OPENING OF A NEW ORLANDO QUADRANGLE OFFICES SUPPORTING COLLABORATION IN THE MODELING, SIMULATION, & TRAINING FIELD

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: Taylor Brooke – AVT SimulationPhone: 407-381-5311 x109Email: [email protected] AVT SIMULATION ANNOUNCES THE OPENING OF A NEW ORLANDO...
AVT Simulation Ground Vehicle Simulator Apache Simulator Selected Seminole 100 Florida State Seminole

AVT Simulation Selected to the 2021 Seminole 100

Orlando, FL – February 22nd, 2021 — AVT Simulation was recognized during Florida State University's 4th Annual Seminole 100 Celebration...
TSRA Blog

TEAM AVT INCLUDING AVT SIMULATION, ST. MORITZ ENTERPRISES, AND ENGENIX INC. HAVE BEEN SELECTED BY BELL TO DEVELOP THE TSRA FOR THE V-280 VALOR

Orlando, FL – November 30th, 2020 — Team AVT has been selected by Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:...
Blog: Ground Vehicle Simulation: What is it?

Ground Vehicle Simulation: What is it?

Ground Vehicle Simulation is the creation of a synthetic environment for the purpose of training Warfighters on how to operate...
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Mixed Reality Headsets, What Are They?

Mixed Reality/Augmented Reality (MR/AR) headsets are different than VR headsets in that they include objects from the real world displayed...
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Oculus VR Comparisons and Reviews: Rift-S, Quest, & Quest 2

Whichever VR system you choose could determine how enjoyable the experience. Therefore, it is critical to do the research and...
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AVT SIMULATION PROUD TO BE APPRAISED AS CMMI ML III

AVT is pleased to announce the successful completion of Capability Maturity Model Integration Level III as appraised by external auditor...
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Virtual Reality Variants: All-In-One VS. Personal Computer

In our last post we discussed what Virtual Reality (VR) headsets are and the many different variants they come in....
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Ground Vehicle Simulators | About Our Capabilities

Above all the many capabilities and solutions which AVT Simulation offers, AVT Simulation is also a provider in Ground Vehicle...
AVT Simulation Wins Air National Guard DTOC

AVT SIMULATION AWARDED DISTRIBUTED OPERATIONS CENTER (DTOC) CONTRACT BY AIR NATIONAL GUARD (ANG)

Orlando, FL – September 28th — AVT is pleased to announce that we received a new award for the Air...
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VR Headsets, What Are They?

The Holidays are just around the corner. So, we here at AVT thought it would be the perfect time to...
Advantages of Emulation in Simulation approach

Advantages of the Emulation Approach in Simulation

In case you missed out, this post on emulation is a continuation of the Disadvantages of the Stimulation Approach in...
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Stimulation vs Emulation – The Fidelity Issue

Due to the advantages mentioned in our previous posts, emulation is favored over stimulation in nearly all modern simulator applications. ...
Disadvantages of Stimulation in Simulation

Disadvantages of Stimulation in Simulation

Simulation of aircraft avionics to provide the fidelity necessary to effectively train aircrews is a complex and difficult task.  This...
AVT Simulation Cross Reality Difference

Cross Reality Confusion? Extended, Mixed, & Cross: How to Differentiate

Everyone has the desire to escape into a different world. Many attempt this in their daily lives with various forms...
Apache Gunnery Trainer (AGT) AVT Simulation

AVT DELIVERS APACHE GUNNERY TRAINER (AGT)™ TO HANCHEY FLIGHT LINE

AVT SIMULATION DELIVER APACHE GUNNERY TRAINER (AGT)™ TO HANCHEY FLIGHT LINE AT FORT RUCKER   https://youtu.be/YMo82Egl-WA Orlando, FL – August 31st —...
How to build a simulator: part 8: conclusion

How to Build a Simulator – 8 – Conclusion

In the past eight weeks, we have covered the basics of building simulators. If you missed out on any information...
Construction Equipment Virtual Trainer

Construction Equipment Virtual Trainer (CEVT): Importance & Features

Construction can be a difficult and dangerous job to complete. It requires the use of heavy, expensive equipment which should...
How to: Part 7: Business and Proposals

How to Build a Simulator – 7 – Business and Proposals

Throughout this “How to” series we have discussed the ins and outs of building simulators. From the lifecycle to the...
TEAM AVT AWARDED THE JOINT LIGHT TACTICAL VEHICLE (JLTV) HANDS ON TRAINER (HOT) DEVELOPMENT CONTRACT

TEAM AVT AWARDED THE JOINT LIGHT TACTICAL VEHICLE (JLTV) HANDS-ON TRAINER (HOT) DEVELOPMENT CONTRACT

Orlando, FL – July 21, 2020 — Team AVT, consisting of the Prime Contractor, AVT Simulation alongside subcontractors Industrial Smoke...
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How to Build a Simulator – 6 – Visual Systems

This post on fidelity is Part-6 of the “How To Build a Simulator” series. Previously published was the “How To”...
How to: part five - Fidelity to Reality

How to Build a Simulator – 5 – Fidelity to Reality

This post on fidelity is Part-5 of the “How To Build a Simulator” series. Previously published was the “How To”...
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How to Build a Simulator – Part 4 – Elements

This post is Part-4 of the “How To Build a Simulator” series. Previously published was the “How To” intro, which...
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How to Build a Simulator – 3 – The Differences

This post is Part-3 of the “How To Build a Simulator” series. Previously published was the “How To” intro, which...
Simulators are the way of the future

Simulators are the Way of the Future

Our team members here at AVT Simulation are very knowledgeable in the field of simulation, we have given them the...
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How to Build a Simulator – 2 – Benefits of Simulation

This post is Part-2 of the “How To Build a Simulator” series. Previously published was the “How To” intro, which...
Magic Leap and AVT Simulation

Magic Leap and AVT

What is Magic Leap? Magic leap is a wearable spatial computer, that uses augmented and mixed reality to allow the...
The Life Cycle of a Simulator

How to Build a Simulator – 1 – Lifecycle of a Simulator

This post is Part-1 of the “How To Build a Simulator” series. Previously published was the “How To” intro, which...
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How to Build a Simulator Series

Intro to Simulators Ever wonder how to use extended reality technologies to integrate into simulators? Additionally, how sims are proposed,...
Simulation Industry in Orlando Florida

Simulation Industry in Orlando Florida – Central Florida Booms

Stand back Silicon Valley, Orlando is the new technological hub. Specifically regarding simulation, modeling, and training through new cutting edge...
The History and Build up of AR/VR/MR

The History of Artificial and Virtual Reality AR/VR

AR/VR/MR https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LwZSh2Fn52Q Virtual Reality is a widespread term that is often misused. This blog will address these errors and explain...
Kyle Crooks promoted to CEO of AVT Simulation by Robert Abascal

AVT SIMULATION’S ROBERT ABASCAL PROMOTES KYLE CROOKS TO CEO WHILE CONTINUING HIS FOCUS ON COMPANY STRATEGY

Orlando, FL –May 21, 2020 — AVT Simulation Founder, Robert Abascal has promoted Kyle Crooks from President and Chief Operations...
AVT Simulation wins USAF Air Force HCNAT heavies contract

AVT SIMULATION WINS MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR AWARD TO DESIGN AND PROTOTYPE HEAVIES COMMUNICATION/NAVIGATION AVIONICS TRAINERS (HCNATs)

Orlando, FL – April 24th, 2020 - AVT Simulation has been awarded a multi-million-dollar award through Trainer Development 2 IDIQ...
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Stigmas Towards Mental Health and AVT Simulation

Stigma is defined as a mark of disgrace associated with a specific person, quality, or circumstance. Generally, when someone thinks...
Team Microhealth with AVT Simulation win MSTC PDSS contract

TEAM MICROHEALTH INCLUDING MICROHEALTH, LLC, AND AVT SIMULATION HAS BEEN AWARDED THE MEDICAL SIMULATION TRAINING CENTER (MSTC) PROGRAM POST DEPLOYMENT SOFTWARE SUPPORT (PDSS) CONTRACT

Orlando, FL – April 24th, 2020 — The U.S. Army’s Medical Simulation Training Center (MSTC) Post Deployment Software Support (PDSS)...
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Kevin Vizzarri of AVT Simulation Represents Small Business at U.S. Army War College

Our very own VP of BD, Kevin Vizzarri was the small business representative at the US Army War College 19th...
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AVT SIMULATION AWARDED $31 MILLION CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT VIRTUAL TRAINERS CONTRACT (CEVT)

Orlando, FL – January 30th, 2020— AVT Simulation in Orlando, Florida, was awarded a $31,000,000 firm-fixed-price contract to design, develop,...
AVT Simulation New Building Groundbreaking

Groundbreaking Held for New AVT Simulation Home

AVT Simulation breaks ground on new 40,000 SF+ on January 29th, 2020 Rendering of the new 40,000 SF+ AVT Simulation...
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What is a Motion System?

The Motion Systems provides movement and forces on the vehicle operator to give feedback about how the vehicle is responding...
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What is a Visual System in Simulation?

What is a Visual System? A Visual System provides the Out-the-Window (OTW) visual scene for the simulated vehicle operator. How...
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How Can I Work at AVT Simulation?

Working at AVT Simulation Since the founding of the company in 1998, AVT has been a company that strives to...
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AVT SIMULATION AVCATT PROGRAM PASSES GOVERNMENT ACCEPTANCE TESTING (GAT) FOR APACHE AH-64E VERSION 4.0

AVT Simulation in Orlando, Florida, recently completed its Apache AH-64E Version 4.0 Government Acceptance Testing (GAT) event. Stakeholders from PEO...
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What Did AVT Simulation Do at I/ITSEC 2019?

What is I/ITSEC? The Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation, and Education Conference (I/ITSEC) is the world's largest modeling, simulation, and training event....
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AVT Simulation is Showing off at I/ITSEC 2019!

AVT Simulation is excited to be attending I/TSEC again this year! Can't wait to see you out there! AVT Simulation....
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AVT Simulation Salutes its Veterans

This Veterans Day weekend, AVT Simulation salutes and thank the brave men and women who have served in the armed...
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Simulation Industry in Orlando, FL

The Brief History of Simulation in Orlando Why is the main hub of simulation operations in Orlando, Florida? With the...
AGT Contract

AVT Simulation Under Contract for Apache Gunnery Trainer (AGT) for Fort Rucker

AVT SIMULATION UNDER CONTRACT FOR APACHE GUNNERY TRAINER (AGT) FOR FORT RUCKER AVT Simulation provides a tool for improved Lethality...
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Walt Chambers & Simulation

The History of Walt Chambers Since he entered the simulation and technology field in 1961, Walt Chambers has continuously pushed...
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How Simulation Changes Training

Simulation is a major part of everyday training in the military now, with the different kinds of simulators available; anything...
AVT UCF Partnership Simulation Courses

AVT Simulation Partnering with UCF Continued Education to Create Immersive Simulation Training Courses

Who we are: At AVT Simulation, it is our vision to provide training solutions that save real lives and achieve...
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AVT CEO Robert Abascal Finalist for 2019 MS&T Pioneer Award!

Robert Abascal, CEO and Founder of AVT Simulation, has been selected as a finalist in the Military Simulation and Training...
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AVT Simulation Receives Above and Beyond Award

The Department of Defense program for the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) visited AVT Simulation today to...
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AVT Simulation Enjoys Some Island Time

AVT Simulation got to enjoy some time away from computers this past weekend. We adventured out to Wekiva Island to...
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AVT Simulation Training Center

The last 20 years have been an amazing couple of decades for the modeling and simulation community. The explosion of...
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AVT Simulation Training Center Supports NDIA First Coast Chapter Innovation Event in Jacksonville

The newest chapter of the National Defense Industrial Association, NDIA First Coast Chapter, hosted the Inaugural "Amazing Grace" Innovation Event...
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AVT Simulation is a Member of Team Apache!

AVT Simulation is proud to announce that we are officially a member of Team Apache! The Boeing Company selected us...
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Ringing in the New Year at AVT Simulation

As 2018 is coming to a close, we at #TeamAVTSim are reflecting on what an amazing year it has been. As a #smallbusiness,...
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Congrats to Bob Monette on being selected into AAAA Hall of Fame!

Congratulations to #TeamAVTSim's very own, CW4 (Ret) Bob Monette (seen here with AVT CEO Robert Abascal) on his selection to the...
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AVT Simulation participates in I/ITSEC 2018 AND launches New Training Center!

AVT Simulation recently participated in the 2018 Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation, and Education Conference in Orlando, FL. The conference was held...
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#TeamAVTSim attends Ruck Sack Race

#TeamAVTSim took part in the #CAM Ruck Sack Race Challenge hosted by Camaraderie Foundation. Some of our employees participated in...
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Happy Halloween from AVT Simulation!

This year at AVT Simulation our company held a pumpkin carving contest and a costume contest. Congrats to the winners!...
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AVT recognized as Top 5 minority owned business in Central Florida

TeamAVTSim is honored to be recognized as a top 5 minority-owned business in #CentralFlorida by the Orlando Business Journal. Our Founder and #CEO, Robert Abascal,...
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AVT Simulation Hosts Embry Riddle Cadets

Supporting the Army Aviation community is extremely important to everyone at AVT Simulation. Today our team was privileged to host...
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AVT Simulation supports STEM Education

Team AVTSim kicked off the day early this morning with the Florida High Tech Corridor Council and the#stemCONNECT program. We...