Full Motion
Flight Simulator

How about taking the pilot’s place for a while so you can be the one to control the helicopter and experience the feeling of flying? The new flight simulator with VR headset and motion system imitates all the motions of a helicopter flight.  We guarantee you’ll be bowled over by the experience!

Every second Friday trial flights in Zermatt

Flight simulator at the Zermatt heliport

Since 2022, Air Zermatt has been operating a new type of flight simulator with virtual reality at its heliport in Zermatt. The helicopter that is simulated here is used by Air Zermatt for tourist flights, transport flights and rescues. The idea for the purchase, the entire development up to the realization was made in close cooperation with the company Loft Dynamics. The aircraft simulates the Ecureuil H125 (AS 350 B3e).

Fascination Helicopter Flying

With it's flight simulator, Air Zermatt is reducing its ecological footprint. In addition, the new acquisition offers a long-term solution to reduce costs and time. Thanks to the modern VR simulator, every second training session for the semi-annual flight training OPS (Operator Proficiency Check) and the annual license renewal LPC (License Proficiency Check) of the current pilots can be conducted at the heliport.

Benefits of the Flight Simulator

  • Extremely realistic simulation
  • Optimal image conversion without delay
  • Safe training possibility for difficult maneuvers
  • Training in any weather
  • Environmentally friendly

Opportunities for training difficult manoeuvres

"Special situations such as losing a tail rotor or performing an autorotation all the way to the ground are simply too dangerous in the real helicopter and are virtually impossible to practice. The simulator opens up new possibilities for us and closes gaps."

Tizian Gruber, lead operator on the new flight simulator

A Flight Simulator for Professionals and Amateurs

Air Zermatt uses its new Full Motion Flight Simulator for pilot training, but also makes it available to the public. Make your own way over the spectacular mountain scenery of Upper Valais, and experience the everyday life of a pilot first-hand.

Up, up and away, no experience needed – our specialists will guide you as you go.

Trial Flights

  • 20 minutes CHF 270.00 / person
  • 30 minutes CHF 380.00 / person
  • 40 minutes CHF 490.00 / person
  • 60 minutes CHF 700.00 / person

The trial flights include a 10 minutes briefing prior to the simulator flight with briefing and first steps as well as a Swiss Pilot Logbook CH with corresponding entry.


Information and Request

For Type Rating as well as MOU / HESLO please contact our Training Center.

If you have any questions or wish to register, please contact us on +41 27 570 70 70 or by e-mail at training@air-zermatt.ch.


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Train like the pros

"Beginner pilots can also complete their first flight hours in the simulator. They get a feel for the machine, and have less trouble operating the equipment once they finally sit in a real helicopter.” 

Gerold Biner, former CEO and pilot of Air Zermatt AG

All prices in CHF, including VAT, excluding shipping costs.