Tough in the Simulator - Easy in the Air

Israel Defense // May 10, 2015

The new simulator for the F-35 multirole fighter has been inaugurated recently at Nevatim IAF airbase. The southern airbase has been preparing, over the last few months, for the arrival of the "Adir" (the IAF designation for the F-35) aircraft, the first batch of which is expected in late 2016. In the context of these preparations, various infrastructure operations are under way at the airbase, to facilitate prompt, efficient absorption of the first fifth-generation aircraft delivered to the IAF.

The F-35 simulator facility consists of a cockpit and a display system of multiple screens positioned in front of it. This is not a full simulator with a wide panoramic screen but a demonstrator enabling familiarization with the aircraft systems and flight characteristics. The objective is to enable the pilots to obtain a first-hand impression of the aircraft systems and performance.