Two advanced Gripen E flight simulators have been installed at Anápolis Air Base (BAAN), headquarters of the 1st Air Defense Group (1º GDA), the squadron that operates Gripen fighter jets in the country.
The high technology and the degree of realism of the flight simulators allow training missions to create real scenarios and allow the Brazilian Air Force to experience situations of its interest, bringing better preparation for the officers.
For Air Lieutenant Colonel Gustavo Pascotto, commander of the 1st GDA, the advantages of having the equipment in Brazil are numerous and range from savings in training to mission improvement.
“From basic to advanced, the flight simulators are used in two stages, covering the entire spectrum of their use. In the initial phase, it contributes to the training of pilots in the basic operation of the aircraft, as part of the process of deployment of this vector in the Brazilian Air Force. In a second stage, they are used in even more strategic tasks in high-level operational training, that is, in highly complex scenarios and situations,” he explains.
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