This paper presents the results to date of an aggressive program of concept and development to provide an effective and economical mode of training for Unmanned Aerial Vehicle remote pilots. The Virtual Reality Flight Trainer is a full- function simulator that exploits the versatility of the 3D Head-Mounted Display, in conjunction with the pilot's conventional, hand-held, flight control box to provide the essential hands-on experience necessary for the development of the pilot's expertise, previously only achieved at the risk of costly flight hardware.
George R. Smith,
"Virtual reality flight trainer for the UAV remote pilot", Proc. SPIE 4021, Helmet- and Head-Mounted Displays V, (23 June 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.389155; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.389155