This is the Crazy Simulator Where Pilots Learn How to Fly The F-35

By Casey Chan on at

How do pilots learn how to fly a fighter jet that cost a trillion dollars (£638 billion) to develop (or a $100 million/£63.8 million a pop to make)? By hopping in a total bad ass simulator that mimics everything about the F-35 in what is basically the greatest video game ever. The pilots in the simulator look like they’re flying some space age ship, with helmets that make them look like they have alien eyes.

It’s really cool. The pilots train on these simulators at Luke Air Force Base and it’s a cross between a roller coaster ride and the most realistic flight sim video game there is. That is to say it looks like a helluva lot of fun.

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