PlaneSense, Inc., a leading fractional program operator in the U.S., has partnered with VRpilot to deliver a virtual reality (VR) based interactive cockpit procedure training solution.

With more than 280 pilots for its large and growing Pilatus PC-12 and PC-24 fleet, the VRpilot tool will be a valuable part of the company’s robust pilot training.

PlaneSense, Inc. will use VRpilot’s solution to provide efficient and flexible training cockpit instruction to new-hires and captain upgrades. The unique capabilities of VRpilot’s procedure training platform, VRflow, will enable PlaneSense, Inc. to add a new dimension of functionality to flight crew training while also reducing the costs and complexity of training across different locations. 

Kevin Gordon, VP of Flight Operations, PlaneSense, Inc. said: “PlaneSense,Inc. is known for its rigorous pilot training. We have always been on the leading edge of technology in our aircraft and our training. Partnering with VRpilot and their innovative product makes perfect sense to improve fidelity and efficiency in our training program. We look forward to a very productive and long lasting partnership.”

Daniel Maass, Partner, VRpilot added: “We are excited to deliver procedure training for the PC-12 and PC-24 to PlaneSense, whose leading operational experience with both aircraft types makes them a fantastic partner.”

Studies have shown that VR-assisted learning has the potential to improve knowledge retention by up to 400 percent, key to building strong pilot skills. PlaneSense, Inc. will run VRpilot’s VRflow platform on Pico 4 Enterprise VR headsets to better engage pilots and promote the ability to remember complex procedures.