FPV Australia Adopts the Zephyr Drone Simulator for Its RPAS Certification Training

Little Arms Studios, a leading developer of professional-grade simulation solutions, today announced a new partnership with FPV Australia which will see the leading Australian RPAS certification provider deploy Little Arms Studios’  Zephyr Drone Simulator to enhance its sUAS training programs. With the unique capabilities of the enterprise-level Zephyr Drone Simulator, FPV Australia will be able to ensure necessary proficiencies in its certified pilots while streamlining instructor-student interactions and efficiently tracking student performance through Zephyr’s proprietary Learning Management System (LMS).

The Zephyr Drone Simulator includes training modules equally suited to both novice and veteran sUAS pilots looking to confidently and safely develop their skills, making it the preferred solution for colleges and universities, public safety and disaster relief agencies, as well as numerous professional flight schools training commercial drone pilots. The leading RPAS certification and drone instruction school in the country, FPV Australia will utilize the Zephyr Drone Simulator and its integrated LMS module to further enhance the learning experience for its students.

“The opportunity to give all of our students access to world class simulation as part of their training, means they are far better equipped to operate drones safely,” said FPV Australia’s Chief Instructor, John Fleming. “Being able to coach them during their simulator time before they even arrive at the school, means we can get them way ahead of the game before they start to fly a physical machine. When we approached Little Arms Studios, they were very open to building us a solution that would work for our business model that allows us to offer our students world class training both in and out of the classroom.”

The Zephyr Drone Simulator features a progressive curriculum that starts with the most simplistic elements of drone flight such as takeoff, hover and landing, before moving students on to more complicated mission objectives. To ensure the most realistic training possible, Zephyr can simulate unexpected weather shifts such as heavy rain or high wind gusts as well as randomized component failures that may occur during actual flights. To help instructors train students on applicable federal regulations, Zephyr’s integrated monitoring system will alert pilots to any violations during each mission. Available on Windows and Mac systems, the Zephyr Drone Simulator supports most popular commercial sUAS transmitters and numerous consumer-level controllers.

For drone flight schools such as FPV Australia and others offering online instruction, Zephyr’s enterprise version also features Little Arms Studios’ proprietary Learning Management System. The optional module enables instructors to easily manage the training curriculum and interact with students outside the classroom all while seamlessly tracking their individual lesson progress, flight skill proficiency, federal regulatory knowledge and more. With the detailed analytics reports from the LMS, instructors can quickly and easily pinpoint the skills that require improvement for each student.

For more information about the Zephyr Drone Simulator, including customized enterprise packages, please visit: https://www.zephyr-sim.com

About Little Arms Studios

Little Arms Studios, a rapidly growing company headquartered in Manassas, Virginia, is a leader in providing cutting-edge drone and public safety training simulators, customized mobile apps, and software solutions involving gamification, 3-D modeling and augmented reality features for enterprise customers. Little Arms Studios is backed by Rezon8 Capital & Advisory Group, a Virginia-based private equity firm.  For more information on Little Arms Studios, visit http://littlearms.com. For more information on Zephyr, visit https://zephyr-sim.com.


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