Virtual flight sims, real world benefits

I wanted to share a story that was itself shared on the r/Hoggit group a few days ago. It was shared by Hoggit member WikE5 and it’s all about a friend who got a chance to experience DCS World in VR. That experience then lead to a surprising real world result.

The virtual world offering healing in the real world

I can’t help but use the word heartwarming when I read this post on r/Hoggit a few days ago. The story by WikE5 describes a friend who had aerophobia – an extreme fear of flying.

Their fear was such that they would refuse to go on trips or take a plane for any reason.

That all changed when they had an experience with DCS World VR that quite literally changed their lives and their whole perspective on flying. I wanted to share it because I think its so incredible to see a positive outcome like this.

The original post is embedded below:

This story has been shared with permission of the author of the post. I wanted to thank WikE5 for sharing it with all of us!


8 Comments Add yours

  1. CanadaOne says:


    I still need to try VR and see if it’s fun or if I get airsick.

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    1. Kevin87 says:

      If your PC can handle it, do it !
      You will experience some nausea in the beginning, but after a few flights that goes away.


    2. -nevo- says:

      go for it, if you can return it.

      I returned mine. I call it ‘non-motion sickness’ as there really is no motion just the visuals of it 🙂

      and for me it didnt go away. so I returned the VR and am back to my big screen.

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    3. Robert Haynes says:

      I’ve gotten about 5 people into VR flight sims and had another 5 at least try it. About 75% of them got sick on the first session. The ones that continued were almost totally fine the next session (one guy was a little sick), and after that everyone was fine.

      Basically, you get immune to it at a stunning speed.

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  2. A wonderful story! Thank you for pointing it out, Shamrock!


  3. Blue 5 says:

    That’s a nice story, thanks for the link.

    I did the opposite. I put my wife, that is a little probe to vertigo, in GB to show her VR beauty and then – without warning – flick-rolled the aircraft.

    She was a tinsy bit upset.


  4. Firdimigdi says:

    Me too! Before VR I used to absolutely be terrified of taking flak to the face – now I can’t get enough of it!


    1. ShamrockOneFive says:

      The original story would probably be classified of getting over a phobia. What you describe is perhaps more masochism 🙂

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