The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has given the approval for the first Virtual Reality (VR) based Flight Simulation Training Device (FSTD).
Developed by VRM Switzerland, the VR concept went through an evaluation program that included pilots and industry experts to determine the capability of the VR for training purposes.
“This is a significant milestone in the evolution of Flight Simulation Training Devices,” - Jesper Rasmussen, EASA Flight Standards Director.
With the help of VR, it would allow pilots to train risky maneuvers in a virtual environment.
The FSTD is qualified as Flight and Navigation Procedures Trainer (FNPT) level II for a Robinson R22 Beta II helicopter.