Vertical Mission Training establishes a virtual reality helicopter training centre in Moenchengladbach
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.
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.
Flight Instructor Heli NRW
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.
VRM Switzerland in Dübendorf, Switzerland, is the leading manufacturer of VR helicopter simulators in the world. The company consists of an innovative team of over 30 passionate engineers, highly specialised developers and dedicated aviation experts. The simulator's mechanics, all electronic circuits, as well as the software, are designed and developed internally by the company. Another strength is the own FSTDO and the company’s proximity to various flight schools and operators.
Vertical Mission Training was established in 2022 by aviation enthusiasts - founded to pass on this enthusiasm to our customers and flight students. We are convinced that a professional aviation company belongs to a professional airport, therefore we chose Moenchengladbach commercial airport as our company headquarters. The location directly next to Düsseldorf Airport also means easy access for international customers. One goal of Vertical Mission Training is to be a strategical partner of flight schools. One of our founding partners is Heli NRW. As a flight school they provide training for PPL, CPL and FI.