Take a look at the inside of an F-35 Lightning II flight simulator!
Anyone who loves aviation and especially military aviation will want to take a look at this video of the F-35 simulator. Pretty amazing how realistic training can be in these simulator systems.
In all of the simulators, F-35 software is used to give students the most realistic experience possible while accelerating the process for software upgrades as the F-35 continues to develop and mature. The training system also uses many legacy and commercial off-the-shelf software tools to increase the affordability of the total solution.
Flexibility is fundamental to the design and is built-in to every element of the system, providing the ability to accommodate all three aircraft variants, all five US and UK services and eight international partner services.
Training doesn’t stop after schoolhouse graduation; both pilots and maintainers will have the ability to remain in a continuous learning environment with access to all training courseware, applications and deployable training devices. – Lockheed Martin
For any military pilot simulator training is of vital importance. The simulator is not only used to learn to fly the aircraft before a pilot actually straps into one it is also used extensively to learn emergency procedures so the pilot can experience how the plane flies in critical situations.
Flight simulators can literally save lives by exposing the pilot to realistic situations such as loss of electronics, hydraulic failures, bad weather and even something like blowing a tire on landing.
Beyond emergency training the pilot can quickly learn the aircraft systems without fear of making a mistake. Everything from air combat to mid-air refueling can also be learned in the safety of a high tech simulator.
Featured Image Courtesy of Lockheed Martin