With VR, pilot training goes mobile.
We live in a fully mobile world. We have expectations to have access to a literal world of knowledge at our fingertips. But, even more so, the newest generation of pilots, “Digital Natives,”, has been accustomed to this life since birth. So, how have we responded? We built a fully mobile training device. We built a device that students can take anywhere, anytime.
We all realize that the pandemic changed the trajectory of many things – streaming video, relationships, and travel schedules. The pandemic accelerated many trends that were quickly gaining adoption. One of those trends was the rise of a mobile training device. No longer are students required to sit at desks in a training classroom. No longer are students required to leave their location of preference to train in an unfamiliar city. No longer are students required to be in an exact location at an exact moment in time.
So what does this mean for airline training departments? Incredible opportunity. The adoption of VTR headsets provides students with the advantages listed above, but also reduces training department costs. Companies can decrease hotel stays, per diem expenses, and intra-training travel. With each student at his/her preferred location, operators save this money or re-invest it in more productive training uses. The opportunities for redeployment of resources are endless, just like where the student chooses to learn.