Advanced Pilot Readiness training in challenging environments and missions for the Apache AH-64 helicopter.

The combination of Desdemona’s unique motion simulation with high resolution outside visuals and Virtual Reality, offers the essential preconditions to train complex piloting tasks in scenario’s that can be highly disorienting. In Desdemona the pilots train brownout landings, low-level mountain operations and flying in adverse weather conditions. This way Apache pilots are prepared for the potential dangers of spatial disorientation in new area’s of deployment.

Introduction to mountain flying and Spatial Disorientation awareness

Available training courses

The following training courses for the AH-64 helicopter are currently available in the Desdemona simulator:

  1. Spatial Disorientation in impaired vision and brown-out desert conditions
  2. Introduction to mountain flying, and Spatial Disorientation awareness
  3. Advanced maneuvering and (pilot) limitations in mountain operations
  4. Operations by night: Advanced maneuvering under FLIR in hazardous terrain

In addition, customized training courses for Pilot Readiness in challenging environments can be simulated on demand.

Motion is essential

High fidelity motion simulation is essential to train pilot behavior in complex flying tasks, such as a brownout take-off and landing. Desdemona offers one-to-one attitude cueing in hovers and landings, strong braking cues to simulate the illusion of nose-down attitudes in a brownout and large vertical cues to simulate wind demarcation lines in the mountains.