Helicopter simulator takes flight in Dunedin

A state-of-the-art flight simulator has landed in Otago, giving local helicopter pilots the opportunity to fight catastrophe from the comfort of a computer.

The Otago Southland Rescue Helicopter Trust has bought an Entrol H145 flight simulator, a system that allows helicopter pilots to train in flying skills, failures, what to do in onboard emergencies and flying in hazardous conditions.

The simulator is an almost perfect replica of the inside of an aircraft and is uploaded with an accurate and detailed map of the Otago and Southland region.

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