New simulating device presented to public

26-01-2010

Prague’s Ruzyně airport presented a new tower simulating device for flight dispatcher training to the public on Wednesday. The device cost over 31 million crowns and is considered to be unique. The simulator can create a 3D image of almost any airport in the world, including four airports in the Czech Republic. Moreover, training conditions can be simulated for night and daytime, different weather conditions and allow dispatchers to switch from the tower view to a pilot’s view. In the past, the Czech Republic had to rent similar technology from abroad. The Czech Republic will now offer other countries, such as Germany, Poland and former Soviet member states, the opportunity to rent the new device.

Two men arrested in drug raid

Police arrested two drug producers in a drug raid near Prague that started last Wednesday. One of the men is a 50 year-old repeat offender who could face up to ten years in prison. Police raided his house and secured drug paraphernalia along with chemicals used in drug production and about sixty grams of methamphetamine. The man is currently in detention and is charged with illegal drug production. On Thursday, police raided another house and found a variety of chemicals along with 10 grams of methamphetamine, which lead to the arrest of a 27-year old man who now faces up to five years in prison. According to a police spokeswoman, both men had been suspected of illegally producing drugs for a period of time.