TRU Simulation has launched the Veris Virtual Reality (VR) Flight Simulator, which provides helicopter and fixed-wing model customers with a new solution to accomplish pilot training. Unveiled during this week’s HAI Heli-Expo, the Veris simulator combines features of a full flight simulator (FFS) with immersive virtual reality technology. Bell Training Academy (BTA) has been named the launch customer and will be the first to use the Veris simulator for training on the Bell 505 helicopter later this year.

The Veris VR Flight Simulator is designed to meet both FAA flight training device level 7 and EASA flight training device level 3 standards. Certification activities with both FAA and EASA are in process.

The Veris simulator includes a fully electric six degrees-of-freedom motion base to produce accurate flight cues and vibrations. It also features TRU’s REALFeel control loading system, providing the same realistic flight control sensations found in its level D full flight simulators. Tactile cockpit panels allow the pilot to interact with the aircraft switches and avionics just as they would in the aircraft. Finally, a VR headset replaces the traditional visual system, immersing the pilot into the flight environment.

Some of the other components to the simulator include: TRU’s new Image Generator, powered by Unreal Engine, custom modeled airports, Varjo VR/MR headset, a newly designed Instructor Operating System, and more.

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