Mountainflyers’ Simulator Center now operating VRM Switzerland Airbus H125 FTD 3 Simulator

Mountainflyers’ Simulator Center now operating VRM Switzerland Airbus H125 FTD 3 Simulator

Mountainflyers Ltd. in Bern has added an Airbus H125 VR Training Device produced by VRM Switzerland to their Simulator Center located directly on their base at Bern Airport.


The Robinson R22 FNPT ll and the Airbus H125 VR FTD3 enable the flight school to offer unique training and check concepts to their students and licensed pilots.

Mountainflyers is the world‘s first Approved Training Organization that provides flight training on qualified virtual reality training devices.

Thanks to the ability to perform License and Operator Proficiency Checks on the simulator, pilots can now train in specific scenarios. This will significantly reduce costs for operators and further improve aviation safety.

“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.”, said Fabi Riesen, CEO & Founder of VRM Switzerland.

He also added “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.”

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 a real helicopter.

Avoiding and handling Inadvertent Instrument Meteorological Conditions (IIMC) trains pilots in decision-making and facing difficult weather situations. Basic students can learn maneuvers 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, CEO, and owner of Mountainflyers Ltd, commented.

About Mountainflyers

Since 1980 Mountainflyers stands for pilot training at the highest level. Over the years, the company has been able to continuously expand its 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 organization as well as commercial flight operations. Mountainflyers is certified and recognized by the Federal Office of Civil Aviation (FOCA) and the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA).

About 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.


Sérgio Costa

Sérgio Costa

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