Mountainflyers is the first helicopter flight school offering training on an EASA qualified VR simulator
Student pilots can practice on the simulator all manoeuvres to achieve a private pilot or commercial pilot licence. 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.
CEO and owner of Mountainflyers
“With this device students and licensed pilots can learn and practice manoeuvres 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” pronounces Fabi Riesen, CEO of VRM Switzerland.
“We appreciate the service of VRM Switzerland to take over all the operational requirement to operate our simulator. This enables us to focus on our core competencies to train pilots and to operate helicopters in different fields of operation”, Graf points out.
The sophisticated overall system creates a full‐body immersion. This gives the pilot the feeling of being in a real helicopter. A unique feature is the highly dynamic motion platform, developed and built in‐house. It allows the pilot to precisely feel the finest changes in attitude and touchdown on the ground. The numerical simulation enables the realistic representation of the flight behaviour. A pose‐tracking system maps the pilot’s movements in the virtual environment, enabling operation of the exactly modelled cockpit, including haptic perception, as in the real helicopter.
Since 1980 Mountainflyers stands for pilot training at the highest level. Over the years, we have been able to continuously expand our training spectrum, most recently with the integration and qualification of VRM Switzerland’s new VR training device. Today, Mountainflyers is one of the few independent helicopter companies in Switzerland, which simultaneously ensures an extensive training organisation as well as commercial flights operations. Mountainflyers is certified and recognized by the Federal Office of Civil Aviation (FOCA) and the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). www.mountainflyers.ch
VRM Switzerland is market leader in the development and construction of VR training devices for helicopter pilot training. The innovative team is the first to receive an EASA qualification for an FNPT II based on VR technology. The entire system is developed and built-in house. In addition, the company runs an EASA approved Flight Simulator Training Organization to qualify the customer’s device and simplify the operation.