PlaneSense selects VRpilot to bolster cockpit training

Pilatus PC-12 and PC-24 operator PlaneSense will use VRpilot technology that providers ‘realistic, immersive’ training experiences.

By Doug Gollan, May 1, 2024

Fractional operator PlaneSense has partnered with VRpilot to deliver a virtual reality-based interactive cockpit procedure training solution.

VRpilot is designed to enhance pilot and maintenance training.

It offers realistic, immersive experiences that improve skills and knowledge in a safe and controlled environment.

The seventh-largest private flight provider in the U.S. based on charter and fractional flight hours, the company will use VRPilot for training its more than 280 pilots.

According to the company, “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.”

“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,” says the operator’s Vice President of Flight Operations, Kevin Gordon.

VRpilot Partner Daniel Maass adds, “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.”

According to the announcement, studies have shown that VR-assisted learning can improve knowledge retention by up to 400 percent.

PlaneSense operates the Pilatus PC-12 and PC-24.

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