9-Nov-2022 Source: Vertical Mission Training
Vertical Mission Training is going to operate a professional simulator training centre to improve training efficiency and flight safety in helicopter pilot training. Based on virtual reality motion simulators, built by VRM Switzerland, Vertical Mission Training will offer training on Robinson R22 and Airbus H125 VR devices. This enables to provide highest standards in creditable helicopter flight training, from the student pilot up to the experienced commercial pilot. In addition, Vertical Mission Training secured an option for the VR Airbus H145 twin engine training device.
Leading edge technology for student pilot training
Vertical Mission Training the helicopter operator based on passion and enthusiasm is going to establish a helicopter simulator training centre in middle of the Ruhr area, Germany. A Robinson R22 FNPT II will be available for student pilots to learn basic manoeuvres like attitude flying, traffic pattern work and hovering. “Another advantage of the concept is to train emergency procedures safely and consistent. VRM Switzerland has proven in scientific research that it is possible to learn such skills on the simulator to apply them in the real helicopter without adaptation. This increases the learning efficiency by reducing costs, this even environmentally friendly,” Fabi Riesen CEO of VRM Switzerland comments.
More realistic emergency training than in reality
The “flag ship” of the centre is an EASA qualified Airbus H125 FTD Level 3. The simulator represents the flight experience of the real helicopter, which was confirmed by Airbus Helicopters factory instructors and test pilots. Thanks to the combination of a virtual reality 3D visual system, a highly dynamic motion platform and the realistic flight behaviour the system received the quality seal “Airbus approved training device”. All this enables to perform licence and operator proficiency checks on the flight simulation training device (FSTD). In scenario-based trainings pilots can develop their competencies to enhance their flight safety. Compared to trainings and checks in the real helicopter, the simulator allows to manage emergency situations as they would occur. “With VRM Switzerland we found our technology partner to bring our training to the next level and create space for new influences in established concepts.” Robby Jansch, Flight Instructor Heli NRW
Fascination helicopter for everyone
These realistic and affordable simulators enable now to present the fascination of helicopter flying as well to public. Every interested person can try to fly under the guidance of experienced instructors. Step by step without risk, affordable and no time pressure, as VRM Switzerland’s unique flight assistance enables to hand over single controls to the pilot, like in reality.
“The accessibility to professional simulator technology for flight students in early stages of their training is a game changer in the business. We are happy to be among the first adaptors.” Holger Lubbe, Founder