Slovak Expo2020 pavilion with Virtual Reality Media officially
opened by Slovak PM
Slovakia is a beautiful and innovative country and Expo2020 is an
opportunity to prove it, said Slovak Prime Minister Eduard Heger during opening
ceremony of Slovak pavilion on world exhibition Expo 2020 held in Dubai (UAE).
One of the three main Slovak high-tech industry representatives is a Trencin
based company Virtual Reality Media (VRM in short).
Private enterprise Virtual Reality Media is specialized in top
level FAA certified flight simulators based on their own software and is used
for military or general pilot training. On Dubai Expo, the Slovak company
presents a new, light weight modular type of helicopter simulator. This
particular model simulates the worldwide used military helicopter Sikorsky
Other Slovak exhibitors on Expo 2020 presents hydrogen car, Mars
rover, and two plane producers shows gyroplane and two ultralight aircraft.
Company representative Patrik Lipcik stressed that new simulator
could be easily modified to different types of heli or aircraft, with just a
few clicks. „We produce several tons heavy and incredible realistic responsive
simulators with real cabins, but there can be used for advanced training only
for one type of aircraft. This new concept brings basic pilot training much
more affordable and effective. Military or transport companies with more types
of aircrafts don’t have to acquire simulators for every type of plane,“ comment
Mr. Lipcik from Virtual Reality Media.
According to him „trick“ is in the unique setup. Dashboard and
controls are touchscreens and layout of original plane could be changed by
software. „Basic aviation controls as stick, flaps and throttle are real, but
advanced controls are virtual, but in real layout. The heart of the simulator
is same as in huge top level certified ones, so responsiveness to pilot
commands is identical to real plane or heli in this case. Lightweight version
is also great for group, tactical or mission training, “added Patrik Lipcik.
The Virtual Reality Media simulator will be available until the end
of World Expo2020 in Dubai in March 2022. Since opening on 1st October,
organizers have registered almost half a million visitors. Overall expectations
are about 20 million guests.