Wanna Fly Like Me - Air Zermatt
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Pilot / FI
Air Zermatt opened their simulator centre at the heliport in Zermatt in spring 2022. The professional training device in an Airbus H125 version is qualified by the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and used be Air Zermatt for professional pilot training and checking. This training device is developed and produced by VRM Switzerland, the leading manufacturer of virtual training helicopter training devices. The simulator was tested by Airbus Helicopters factory test pilots and instructors and wears the label “Airbus approved training device”.
A wide variety of interested persons visited Air Zermatt to take the opportunity to try out the simulator. Some received the flight as a birthday present during vacation in Zermatt. Other travelled specially from Germany or Austria. Some took the opportunity to combine the flight with a short stay in Zermatt. Several young persons who want to become professional helicopter pilots came by. From a real flight training lesson, even executing sling load operation, to just enjoying and exploring the scenery of the Alps. Everybody shaped the flight in his way and was delighted about the experience.
These qualifications enable to fly the simulator like the real helicopter without any risk, at lower costs and without burning any fuel. A Flight Assistance (virtual flight instructor) enables to adjust the flight program to the abilities of the pilot. So, everybody has a maximum profit of the flight experience. After starting up the helicopter and a take-off at the heliport in Zermatt the 360° 3D panoramic view fascinated all participants exploring the phantastic scenery of the mountains around Zermatt. The visitors were introduced into helicopter flying by attitude flying exercises taking over the flight controls one by one, like in a professional flight lesson, without being overstrained. In a further step hovering the helicopter could be explored.
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All the “pilots” had the opportunity to experience Air Zermatt authentic and up close. Having a look at the rescue helicopter Bell 429 and the Airbus H125 fleet in a private tour around the heliport. Having the chance talking to pilots and taking pictures with Gerold Biner were some other high lights.
The possibility to fly the simulator still exists. You can fly at any time and any weather. Traveling to Zermatt or during your vacation. This simulator flight is always a great present!
Head of Ground Operation / NPGO