Air - Military Simulation & Training Magazine

Early Flight Training in the United Kingdom

early flight training
Need and effectiveness drove the development and use of flight training devices in the UK. Walter F Ullrich tells the story. In 1909 the French engineer and inventor Léon Levavasseur began operating his Learning Barrel at the Antoinette Flying School on...  Read more

Low Cost: COTS and Targeted Fidelity

The Interim Support Helicopter Tactics Course (ISHTC) trains in a flexible and targeted fidelity synthetic environment. MS&T’s Dim Jones reports. Tucked away in corner of a hangar at RAF Linton-on-Ouse in North Yorkshire, and sharing space with a...  Read more

Flight Simulator Census

Compiled by Ian Strachan With drawdown of military forces from combat areas and decreasing military budgets, one might think that flight simulation activity would also decrease. However, the census results indicate continued support for training by...  Read more

The Path to Combat Ready

In Part 1, Dim Jones covered the initial training of the RAF’s Typhoon pilots, through the Operational Conversion Unit, No 29(R) Squadron, at RAF Coningsby, from which students emerged as LCR(QRA), or Limited Combat Ready (Quick Reaction Alert); this...  Read more

Training Transformation 2.0

Training Transformation
Group Editor Marty Kauchak reports the US military services are expanding and fine-tuning their training readiness portfolios to better support a wider range of operational environments. As US forces withdraw from Iraq and Afghanistan, and the nation’s...  Read more

Easy to Fly: Complex to Operate

MS&T’s Dim Jones describes RAF Typhoon training system that addresses the new adage: aviate, assimilate, disseminate. This is the first part of a two part series. The Eurofighter Typhoon, a 4th-generation multi-role fighter, now in service with 6...  Read more