Photo © Mario Serrano
And here's my question:
Is this really the primary simulator training that a Eurofighter pilot goes through, or is this basically just a fancy computer-based systems training simulation that they do on their way to the real simulator (Level D, full motion, full cockpit mock-up style)? I guess it would just surprise me if this is the fanciest that they have, but I had to ask since there are alot of 2-seater Eurofighters that are intended for training, and a pilot could easily be placed in the seat of one of those and be put to training, with better effects than a simulator. So, whatever the teaching method, I won't argue... I guess I'm wondering partly because airliners.net usually only takes photos of advanced simulators, but this one seems to pretty primitive.
Could anybody tell me what the EF2000 training program would be for any of the operators, and where this type of simulator would lie? Does the Italian program differ from, say the British or German training program?
[Edited 2009-04-13 03:57:00]