Bluedrop Training & Simulation has completed delivery of its Hoist Mission Training System (HMTS) to the Royal Canadian Air Force 19 Wing Comox.

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The immersive virtual reality simulator Hoist Mission Training System (HMTS) will replicate the CH-149 Cormorant helicopter and be used for Search and Rescue (SAR) hoist procedure and mission training. The HMTS will improve hoisting skills in challenging mission scenarios, allowing trainees to practice critical skills in a safe, true-to-life environment. The simulator provides high-fidelity cable behaviour that responds to flight dynamics and operator inputs with accurate turbulence flow zone rendering and complex rescue coordination scenarios.

 “Another amazing feat accomplished by the Bluedrop team! Bluedrop now has an operational HMTS on both Canadian coasts. This new HMTS, delivered to the 19 Wing Comox located on Vancouver Island, will enhance training of flight engineers with its state-of-the-art full haptic, Virtual Reality (VR) simulator...” said Jean-Claude Siew, Executive Vice President of Technology & Simulation.