RAAF pilots graduate from IFC
The first class of pilots have graduated from the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Introductory Fighter Course (IFC) at RAAF Base Williamtown.
The pilots trained using new synthetic networked simulator equipment, including two CAE-built Hawk Mk127 full-mission simulators (FMS).
CAE and the RAAF developed new virtual training scenarios for the simulators, focused on a range of advanced mission profiles, including air combat manoeuvring and multi-jet intercept. In addition to enhancing the operating performance of constructive computer-generated forces within the training scenarios, CAE added realism to the advanced final stages of lead-in fighter training by networking the two FMS, enabling multiple trainees and instructors to fly the same mission or fly against each other.
RAAF and CAE instructors delivered the simulator training after rapid development of the new mission training scenarios. In addition, CAE’s on-site maintenance and support personnel introduced improved maintenance procedures to ensure maximum availability for the increased use of the simulators.
The graduates are now proceeding to training on their assigned fast-jet aircraft.
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