Thursday, April 18, 2024

Mattern Aerospace places its first Vertiport design in Microsoft Flight Simulator

US-based startup Mattern Aerospace has successfully placed its first Vertiport design in Microsoft Flight Simulator.

By utilizing Microsoft Flight Simulator, the design team is now able to place Vertiports in various cities throughout the world to see how they fit into surrounding landscapes. In addition to using Microsoft Flight Simulator to design Vertiports, there is also a huge advantage in flying aircraft within the simulator to locate new Vertiport placement possibilities.

“Over the last few days, my team and I have spent some time in Microsoft Flight Simulator flying the Hype Performance Group Airbus H145 over Central Florida, surveying prospective areas for future Vertiport design and placement. My team and I have been able to locate (3) strategic Vertiport sites which will interact extremely well with both the Orlando International Airport and the Orlando Executive Airport,” said Joseph Mattern, founder of CEO of this new AAM startup.

“Prior to this new design launch, I have spent the last 14 years working as an eVTOL Researcher, and I currently provide research data to an electric motor manufacturer who, through multiple patents, have revolutionized electric motor design.”

Mattern’s startup was born playfully. He was flying the HPG Airbus H145 over Kearny, New Jersey, and immediately realized that the HHI Heliport did not exist within Microsoft Flight Simulation Scenery. So together with his friend Pilot Wayne Smith who has over 300 hours of flight simulation experience in the HPG Airbus H145, Richard jointly developed the HHI heliport in Microsoft Flight Simulator and presented it to the Heliport’s owner, Jeff Hyman. Jeff was impressed with the level of detail that we placed into his 65NJ HHI heliport.

Mattern plans to offer Vertiport design within Microsoft Flight Simulator to Vertiport developers and manufacturers throughout the world. “As opposed to offering Vertiport designs to customers in the form of simple architectural drawings, our team can send Vertiport developers and manufacturers a software file that they can install in Microsoft Flight Simulator for them to demonstrate their Vertiport design to their customers more effectively. Imagine the presentation they could make using Virtual Reality headsets coupled with Microsoft Flight Simulator graphics. As I like to say, a picture is worth 1,000 words, but VR-based, 3D flight simulation graphics are the ultimate presentation.”