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Mountainflyers, a helicopter flight school located in Berne, Switzerland, has become the first training organization to operate a VR training device qualified by an aviation authority. Rated pilots and flight students profit from a state-of the-art Robinson R22 simulator developed and built by VRM Switzerland. This enables to execute credited training toward licences and to improve pilot competencies on a safe and affordable base.
From basic training to demanding scenario-based exercises
Student pilots can practice on the simulator all maneuvers to achieve a private pilot or commercial pilot license. Presently five hours are credited towards the PPL(H) and ten hours towards the CPL(H). The simulator offers a wide range of training options, which can be adapted to the individual needs of the pilot. A major advantage of simulators is the ability to train procedures and situations, which cannot or only limited be trained in the real helicopter. Mountainflyers addresses this topic in the “train untrained emergency situations” module.
“We offer safety courses and tailored programs for student pilots and rated pilots to improve safety even more,” said Christoph Graf, CEO and owner of Mountainflyers.
A milestone in aviation for a future-oriented concept
“With this device students and licensed pilots can learn and practice maneuvers realistically for the first time. It is a milestone in aviation having qualified a VR training device for a customer. Besides developing and building simulators, VRM Switzerland is a qualified Flight Simulator Training Organisation to support our customers to operate their VR simulators,” said Fabi Riesen, CEO of VRM Switzerland.