Talon Simulations, a student-led company, is delivering an alternative to in-flight training and bulky and expensive simulators by developing an immersive flight training device that provides multimodal education at an affordable cost. Talon is utilizing cutting edge Occulus Rift virtual reality technology and a precision motion platform to create an affordable and effective simulator for flight schools and the general aviation industry.
UCF graduate student Brandon Naids is part of a student-led team working to develop an inflight training simulator that bridges the gap between expensive and very bulky modules and those that are cheaper, static and lower quality.
Naids and his Talon Simulations team members have been working to develop an immersive, affordable and effective flight training simulator, which has received accolades from flight instructors as well as commercial and military pilots during initial demonstrations. Thanks to its use of flight simulation software, precision motion control, and a 360-degree head-tracking virtual reality display, the Talon solution provides a reduction in the motion sickness that can occur from this type of simulation training.
“We’re excited to be part of the UCF I-Corps program, it’s an outstanding opportunity,” said Naids. “Talon Simulations began with a vision and a passion to revolutionize how pilots learn to fly. The UCF I-Corps program is going to launch us down this path and help us discover customers and applications we might not have targeted.”
In addition to Naids, fellow team member students include Jordan Griffin, Maurice Roberts and Justin Brooks. UCF College of Engineering and Computer Science faculty member Timothy Kotnour, Ph.D., serves as the team’s
The team debuted its prototype at I/ITSEC 2014, the world’s largest modeling, simulation, and training trade show, and at Otronicon, Orlando’s largest interactive media show. Aviation newcomers and skilled pilots alike commented that the simulation made them feel as if they were flying a high-performance aircraft.
Successful launch at the inaugural Orlando iX
The Orange County Convention Center hosted the first ever Orlando Interactive Experience (Orlando iX), a digital festival, from Oct. 2 through Oct. 6, which featured power-packed days of dynamic keynote speakers, panels, exhibits, and entertainment.
The one-of-a-kind, five-day digital festival showcased leading advancements in entertainment technology, interactive media and digital arts throughout Central Florida and we were thrilled to be officially launching the sale of our Atomic A3 Full Motion Simulator and offering attendees free demonstrations throughout the event.
Make sure you find us at one of our upcoming events listed below or email us and schedule your own private demo of our product.
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