In the United States published data on the update of the pilot training system aviation naval forces. This type of training is being conducted at the Corpus Christi military base in Texas.
Flight Training Center cadets use the Avenger educational project. The main feature of this project is training pilots using virtual reality technologies. As noted, this allows you to speed up the learning process and achieve less psychological reaction of the pilots (cadets), who for the first time sit in the cockpit of a real carrier-based fighter or a US Navy helicopter.
The command also calls "cost optimization" an important addition to the training of pilots.
The photo from the Corpus Christi training center shows one of the classes, which was held on December 17 this year. US Navy Instructor Pilot Lieutenant Paula (Paula) Ridgester is teaching two of the center's trainees, Lieutenant Andre Demarinis and Cadet Chris Naines.
Introductory notes are issued using a special tablet. The software allows you to automatically monitor flight parameters, climatic conditions, including wind speed, cloudiness, etc.
Corpus Christi uses programs that allow, in the classroom, to enter arbitrary parameters that are displayed to cadets in training in virtual reality helmets.
The information is duplicated on the monitor - including the display of flight and approach options. Data on the virtual control of the aircraft is recorded in order to then carry out a thorough debriefing with comments from the instructor. The number of such exercises before the start of flights on real aircraft and helicopters of the US Navy is not reported.