Tough in the Simulator - Easy in the Air
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.