The new Level D full-flight Airbus H145/135 simulator has joined the existing training fleet at the Frankfurt training location and is available to customers for training. As a HEMS operator, DRF Luftrettung – with its academy in Wet Training – trains the helicopter pilots.
DRF Luftrettung has multiple qualified trainers and type examiners, as well as specialists for instrument, winch and mountain flight training.
Dr. Krystian Pracz, Chairman of the Board of DRF Luftrettung, explained: "On request, our instructors and examiners can also be used for wet training. Thus, customers from the EASA area, as well as internationally, benefit from the great professional competence of DRF Luftrettung.”
The Airbus H145/135 simulator is the most modern helicopter simulator on the market worldwide, manufactured by Reiser Simulation and Training. It is certified by EASA as Level D. The simulator is capable of displaying numerous realistic landing scenarios with moving objects in the landing area or at different locations. These include scenarios at airports, hospitals, ships or oil platforms and confined terrain.
A third crew member station with virtual reality technology and virtual helicopter hoist operation will be added as a special feature in early 2021. The helicopter simulator also has the option of an interchangeable cockpit to be able to simulate both Airbus types H145/H135 accordingly.
Tiziana Heilig, Managing Director and CFO of LAT, said: "With its great experience in HEMS missions, DRF Luftrettung is a strong partner in pilot training and further education. This is also beneficial for our customers: all procedures that had to be flown in real life in the helicopter so far can now be simulated in the Full Flight Simulator due to the outstanding features of the new helicopter simulator and the great closeness to reality.”