Vertex Solutions has recently completed the delivery of the first T-6C VR flight simulators to the Colombian Aerospace Force (FAC). This delivery supports the launch of the FAC's inaugural Virtual Reality (VR) Simulation Center, marking a significant milestone for Vertex as it represents the company's first international sale.

Located at the Air Combat Command No.1 in Puerto Salgar, Cundinamarca, the company believes this facility positions the FAC alongside the United States as one of the only entities in the American hemisphere leveraging advanced VR technology for pilot training.

The simulation center is designed to provide military pilots with a safe, cost-effective, and realistic training environment. Through VR, pilots can practice various maneuvers, respond to emergencies, and navigate critical situations without the inherent risks of actual flight. This technology significantly boosts decision-making skills and overall pilot proficiency, according to Vertex, preparing the FAC's aviators to meet both current and future challenges effectively.

"This augmented virtual reality equipment not only drastically cuts training costs but also elevates the proficiency and training level of our military pilots," said Major General Carlos Fernando Silva Rueda, the FAC's second commander and Chief of Staff.

The opening ceremony saw attendance from dignitaries across military and civilian sectors, including Major General Carlos Fernando Silva Rueda, the Brigadier General, head of the Aeronautical and Space Education Headquarters, the Director of Sales-Americas for S3 AeroDefense, and Derrick Barton, the Chief Growth Officer at Vertex Solutions. Their collective efforts have been pivotal in bringing this project to fruition.

By employing its VR flight simulators, Vertex believes the FAC is better equipped to handle realistic scenarios with confidence, thereby safeguarding both pilots and aircraft from unnecessary risks and producing more proficient pilots in less time.

The Virtual Reality Simulation Center will benefit not only the FAC's military pilots but also those from military air forces across the region, fostering collaboration and shared advancements in military training.

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