NSW Ambulance Hoist Simulator now operational
- Published: Wednesday, 18 February 2015 18:21
VSS is proud to announce that our new Live Hoist Trainer (LHTT) is now being regularly used for training by the NSW Ambulance Service Air Wing based at Bankstown airport.
Engineered to train aircrew in the part-task operations required during SAR missions, the LHTT provides trainees with a high fidelity training platform and realistic hoisting capability for their AW139 operations.
The LHTT is designed to replicate a scale model of an actual AW139 Rescue Helicopter, and offers NSWAMB a new dimension in training capability and rehearsal of missions. NSWAMB is now unrestricted in its capability to conduct hoist and patient handling training with nil requirement for operational aircraft hours to maintain skill currency. This provides the ability to train both paramedics and ambulance aircrew officers in CRM procedures on a 'low cost vs high return' training aid.
The "Live" training simulator concept is a new venture for VSS as the company moves into supplying our customers with both virtual and physical training simulator solutions, thus offering a comprehensive solution to complex flight deck training.