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Wanna Fly Like Me - an Air Zermatt Success Story

Air Zermatt and Loft Dynamics (formerly VRM Switzerland) collaborated to offer one week simulator flight sessions to the public as a special offer. 28 enthusiastic “pilots” benefited from flying around Zermatt virtually in a professional training device. The offer to test out the simulator is still open to everyone. Try it out! Fly Virtual. Train Real.


We are overwhelmed by the many inquiries and the interest that we received during the special week. And also by the consistently positive feedback that the visitors gave us. We were really able to send everyone home happy.

Gerold Biner

Pilot / FI
Heliport Zermatt

Professional Training Device

Air Zermatt opened their simulator centre at the heliport in Zermatt in Spring 2022. The professional training device in an Airbus H125 version is qualified by the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and used by Air Zermatt for professional pilot training and checking. This training device is developed and produced by Loft Dynamics, the leading manufacturer of virtual training helicopter training devices. The simulator was tested by Airbus Helicopters factory test pilots and instructors and has been named an “Airbus approved training device”.

Various Visitors

Others travelled specially from Germany or Austria. Some took the opportunity to combine the program with a short stay in Zermatt. Several young people who want to become professional helicopter pilots came by. From a real flight training lesson, to executing a sling load operation, to just enjoying and exploring the scenery of the Alps, everybody shaped the flight in their own way and was delighted about the experience.

Loft Dynamics' unique Flight Assistance allows instructors to familiarize students with helicopter flying step by step. The realistic simulation enables the pilot to experience flying like in real-world situations. This leads to fast learning and the ability to equally reproduce a lesson in the right helicopter.

Christoph Ammann
Flight Instructor,
Loft Dynamics

Fly Like Real

These qualifications enable trainees to fly the simulator like a real helicopter without any risk, at lower costs, and without burning any fuel. Flight Assistance (a virtual flight instructor) is able to adjust the flight program to the abilities of the pilot. This way, everybody can maximize the flight experience. After starting up the helicopter and taking off at the heliport in Zermatt, the 360° 3D panoramic view fascinated all participants as they enjoyed exploring the mountains around Zermatt. The visitors were introduced to helicopter flying with attitude flying exercises, taking over the flight controls one by one, like in a professional flight lesson, without being overstrained. Later in the session, hovering the helicopter could be explored.

This week has shown how well the cooperation between Air Zermatt and Loft Dynamics works. We are as enthusiastic as our guests about the flight simulator - a great experience!

Sara Fux

Head of Marketing
Heliport Zermatt

Air Zermatt Up Close

All of the “pilots” had the opportunity to experience Air Zermatt up close and personally. Highlights included taking a look at the rescue helicopter Bell 429 and the Airbus H125 fleet in a private tour around the heliport, talking to pilots and taking pictures with Gerold Biner, CEO and ACM of Heliport Zermatt.

The flight simulator delighted young and old alike, and in some cases entire families traveled a long way to see it. I was surprised how much the visitors learned in the first flight lesson and how well they flew the helicopter.

Tizian Gruber

Heliport Zermatt

Try it Out!

The simulator is still open to guests. You can fly at any time and any weather. This simulator flight is always a great present – come try it out while you’re in Zermatt, or make a special trip!

Some of our visitors were very surprised at the fine motor skills required to control a helicopter. The flying lessons really lit a fire in some of them and triggered enthusiasm for the pilot's license. We thank Loft Dynamics for the uncomplicated cooperation - the chemistry was right from the first moment.

Sandro Imboden

Head of Ground Operation / NPGO
Assistant Director
Heliport Zermatt

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Information and reservation by e-mail at If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at +41 27 570 70 70.

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