News & Success Stories

Riskless training of the vortex ring state recovery procedure

6. November 2019

In October 2019, the US Federal Aviation Administration released an update of the Helicopter Flying Handbook. The Vuichard Safety Technique to recover from a vortex ring state is now included in this version. VRM Switzerland’s virtual reality motion simulator allows to practice vortex ring state recovery procedures in different flight situations even close to ground.

The industry-leading realistic flight simulation allows to simulate vortex ring states in different phases of flight. It is possible to train the recovery from such a condition even close to ground. This is important because vortex ring state is one of the causes of fatal accidents. For safety reasons, training of escape procedures in real flight is only feasible high above ground.

Claude Vuichard has tested the vortex ring state simulation on the VRM simulator. He says: “This is the most realistic helicopter simulator ever built”. The simulation is currently available for Robinson R22 and Airbus H125 helicopters.

Congratulations to our diploma students

16. October 2019

We congratulate our diploma students on their excellent degrees. Achieving these outstanding results by our young team members fills us with pride. Once again it has become clear how valuable the close cooperation with our innovative and industry-oriented research partner, the University of Applied Sciences Rapperswil (HSR), is. Through this long-standing and successful collaboration with the Electrical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering|Innovation degree program, our team is continuously growing with highly qualified engineers. We will continue this cooperation in the future when HSR Rapperswil together with NTB Buchs and FHS St.Gallen, the new OST University of Applied Sciences, will continue to pursue it with pleasure and passion.

Wir gratulieren unseren Diplomanden und Diplomandinnen zu den exzellenten Abschlüssen. Das Erreichen dieser hervorragenden Resultate durch unseren jungen Teammitgliedern erfüllt uns mit Stolz. Wieder hat sich gezeigt, wie wertvoll die enge Zusammenarbeit mit unserem innovativen und industrienahen Forschungspartner Hochschule für Technik Rapperswil (HSR) ist. Durch diese langjährige und erfolgreiche Kollaboration mit dem Elektrotechnik- und dem Maschinentechnik|Innovation-Studiengang wächst unser Team kontinuierlich mit bestausgebildeten Ingenieurinnen und Ingenieuren. Diese Zusammenarbeit werden wir auch in der Zukunft, wenn die HSR Rapperswil zusammen mit der NTB Buchs und der FHS St.Gallen, die neue Fachhochschule OST bilden, mit Freude und Leidenschaft weiter betreiben.

Virtual reality, full-motion simulator now in service

9. October 2019

VRMotion, a Swiss startup offering a virtual reality (VR) flight simulator, is working with the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) on new standards for such training devices while the company’s launch customers have begun finding uses for the lower-cost technology.

First flight in a real helicopter after VR motion simulator training

19. August 2019

Four friends without any aviation experience have been exclusively trained on our Virtual Reality Motion Simulator. A certified flight instructor taught them virtually how to take off, hover and land a Robinson R22 helicopter. They all excellently applied what they have learned on the simulator and were able to control the real helicopter within tight tolerances right from the start.

This demonstration clearly shows the impressive potential of the new VRM Flight Training Solution.

Learning to fly with VR glasses and flight simulator with motion platform

18. June 2019

A special prize was awarded to Prof. Dr. Guido Schuster from the ICOM Institute for Communication Systems. Together with VRMotion AG from Schaffhausen, the ICOM Institute for Communication Systems has developed the world’s first Virtual Reality (VR) Motion Simulator for aircraft and helicopter training. The combination of mechanical movement, VR glasses and a physical-mathematical inner ear model makes flying a physical experience that even trained pilots can barely distinguish from reality.

First launching customer: Mountainflyers integrates the VRM Flight Training Solution into helicopter training

30. April 2019

Rain or shine, day or night – in the simulator you can fly at any time.

Students are able to train all relevant procedures and manoeuvres on the R22 and H125 Flight Training Solutions without burning a single drop of kerosene.

Newly-signed strategic alliance with kopter

19. Februar 2019