How do pilots learn how to fly a fighter jet that cost a trillion dollars to develop (or a $135 million a pop to make)? By hopping in a total bad arse simulator that mimics everything about the F-35 in basically the sickest 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.