Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Eurofighter : Faster Conversion for Pilots with Typhoon's Advanced Avionics
KUALA LUMPUR: The advanced and user-friendly avionics and equipment installed in fifth-generation combat aircraft allow fighter pilots to easily adapt to conversion training.
BAE Systems aircrew adviser Craig Penrice, a fighter pilot with Britain's Royal Air Force who later became Eurofighter Typhoon's test pilot, attests to this fact.
"So much technology has been put in during research and development for new-generation combat jets today that the pilot's workload can be reduced significantly, allowing him to concentrate on missions and operations.
"What this means is that young fighter pilots need not clock in hundreds or even a thousand flying hours on advanced jet trainers or other jet fighters before moving on to conversion training to fly these fifth-generation combat aircraft.
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