In the aerospace and defence industries, individual performance is critical, especially where there are high-pressure situations. Comprehensive and effective training is therefore essential. Simulation is proving to be a powerful training tool in the aerospace and defence industries, transforming the way in which individuals learn fundamental skills and discover how to cope with challenging scenarios and hostile environments. VR-Engage is an advanced simulation application from our partner VT MAK. It is a multi-role virtual simulator, where users role-play in the first person. It is well-suited to a range of situations requiring intensive and adaptable training. In this article, we’re going to examine how simulation is transforming the aerospace and defence industries, and what its unique benefits are for specialised training purposes in these sectors.