Loft Dynamics remains the first and only virtual reality flight simulation training device manufacturer with regulatory approval from a major aviation authority. Since the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) qualified Loft Dynamics as FTD Level 3, pilots have been able to complete entire license and operator proficiency checks in the company’s simulator.
The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) have also selected Loft Dynamics' Airbus H125 and Robinson R22 simulators to explore the use of VR flight simulation technology in pilot training.
Loft Dynamics is releasing the virtual reality Garmin glass cockpit, bringing even more realism and functionality to its Airbus H125 simulator.
Ten times more compact and roughly 20 times less expensive than traditional full-motion simulators, Loft Dynamics’ cutting-edge devices rival the in-air training experience. They come equipped with a 360-degree 3D view, which allows for precise visual cues inside and outside the aircraft down to the shadows cast by the sun at a particular time of day. Its six-degreesof-freedom platform accurately replicates all haptic sensations experienced when flying an aircraft, from the cockpit’s buttons to the skids touching the ground. The full-replica cockpit, in combination with Loft Dynamics’ Pose Tracking System, makes operating the cockpit intuitive. Whether a pilot is training in normal conditions or practicing the most demanding maneuvers, the features of Loft Dynamics simulators provide unparalleled realism without the risks.
Fabi Riesen, Founder and CEO of Loft Dynamics, said: “EASA’s qualification is a major validator that VR technology is the future of aviation training, and it’s kept us busy. We are constantly looking for ways to increase the accessibility, precision, and flexibility of VR flight training, and building a glass cockpit was the obvious next step for us.”
Loft Dynamics’ Airbus H125 simulator will be equipped with a fully functional Garmin avionics suite featuring GTN650 GPS and G500H TXi primary flight display. Built entirely in-house, the company’s full-replica glass cockpit simulator boasts all the same features as its standard Airbus H125 predecessor while increasing the immersive realism. “Like the conventional cockpit, flight crews can operate the glass cockpit just as they would in a real helicopter,” explained Riesen. “With more and more pilots flying in modern cockpits, it’s critical to deliver solutions at pace with what they want and need to sharpen their skills. Our glass cockpit enhances situational awareness and makes it nearly impossible to tell the difference between in-flight helicopter training and simulator training.”
Loft Dynamics continues to advance with world innovations. “We now have the technology to scale to any flight object like other helicopter models, eVTOLs, and fixed-wing aircraft,” Riesen said.