This year’s EAA AirVenture Oshkosh was filled with high-flying displays and innovative breakthroughs, but one company, True Course Simulations, created quite a buzz in the flight training industry with two game-changing announcements.
Firstly, True Course Simulations unveiled the ITD Lite – Immersive Training Device Lite, a revolutionary piece of technology designed to bring high-quality virtual reality flight training to a broader audience. This cutting-edge VR flight simulator offers the opportunity for smaller flight schools and even at-home flight enthusiasts to experience immersive virtual reality flight training at a significantly reduced cost.
The ITD Lite still boasts the same suite of professional-level features, however, it has a smaller footprint than its full-size counterpart and can be installed on a standard desk. This combination of small size and high performance, at approximately one-third the cost of comparable models, makes ITD Lite an enticing prospect for those wanting to hone their piloting skills without breaking the bank.
True Course’s second major announcement was the unveiling of its latest full-size ITD and Private Pilot Courseware for the Diamond DA40. The DA40 is quickly becoming a very popular aircraft, with many global leaders in the pilot training industry utilising this platform. TCS is already talking to some large flight training organizations around the world who are interested in adopting this latest offering.
Lastly, TCS also took the opportunity at EAA Airventure to announce a strategic partnership with Pilot Institute, a renowned leader in online flight training. The partnership was unveiled at a shared exhibit, where attendees had the chance to witness the debut of ITD Lite. The collaboration aims to synergize Pilot Institute’s top-tier video ground school with True Course’s immersive Virtual Reality Flight Training. It is a visionary approach that promises to deliver a comprehensive and interactive learning experience for aspiring pilots. This blend of digital learning and immersive simulation is expected to provide learners with the practical skills and theoretical knowledge necessary to excel in actual flight scenarios. The partnership between True Course Simulations and Pilot Institute introduces the world of aviation to a revolutionary model for flight training. By integrating advanced virtual reality technology with high-quality educational content, they are ushering in a new era of pilot training.
The unveiling of the ITD Lite, the DA40 ITD and the partnership with Pilot Institute at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh represents a substantial leap forward in flight training. Both developments reflect a commitment to innovation and accessibility in aviation education, promising a more practical, comprehensive, and engaging approach to pilot training in the 21st century.