Swiss Helicopter Flight School Installs Airbus H125 FTD 3 Simulator from VRM Switzerland

17th Jun 2022

Mountainflyers Ltd. in Bern,Switzerland adds an Airbus H125 VR Training Device produced by VRM Switzerland to their Simulator Center located directly on the own base at Bern Airport. The Robinson R22 FNPT ll and the Airbus H125 VR FTD3 enables the flight school to offer unique training and check concepts to their students and licenced pilots.

First Training Center ever with a R22 and H125 VR training device

“Mountainflyers is the world‘s first Appoved Training Organisation which provides flight training on qualified virtual reality training devices […] Thanks to the ability to perform Licence and Operator Proficiency Checks on the simulator, pilots can now train specific scenarios. This will significantly reduce costs for operators and further improve aviation safety,”  underlines Christoph Graf, CEO and Owner of Mountainflyers Ltd.

Airbus Helicopters approved training device

“Airbus Helicopters and VRM Switzerland fine-tuned the H125 simulator to reach the highest level of immersion. Hence, pilots can profit from a realistic reproduction of the right helicopter. So, they train normal and emergency procedures on the simulator to apply them without any adoption in reality. The other way around experienced pilots show on the device the same performance as in real life. This because of a representative flight behaviour, a 3D VR visual system and a sophisticated motion cueing. With the representation of the body and the full replica cockpit the pilot manipulates completely intuitive. A common tablet enables to work through checklists and to read charts,” explains Fabi Riesen, CEO of VRM Switzerland.

Beneficial offers for pilots at any experience level

Mountainflyers developed several courses to enhance pilot competencies. The module “train untrained emergency situations” enables pilots to experience and train emergencies they cannot train on the real helicopter. Avoiding and handling Inadvertent Instrument Meteorological Conditions (IIMC) trains pilots in decision making and facing difficult weather situations. Basic students can learn manoeuvres more efficiently on the simulator to apply them later in the real helicopter. “As this training method is more efficient, our students not only fly more safely but also save money and time”, Christoph Graf explains.

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).

VRM Switzerland
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.

Source: VRM Switzerland Press Release

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