22 May '11, 9pm

Trainee Air Force pilots now 'fly' at 9Gs, thanks to newer simulators

SINGAPORE - Where previously they had to use a healthy dose of imagination to visualise what happened in an aircraft, trainee pilots in the Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) now benefit from a more holistic experience, thanks to newer training equipment introduced in recent years. For example, since last October, fighter pilots have been able to simulate control of an aircraft while experiencing forces up to nine times that of gravity (9G) in a machine called the human training centrifuge. The previous centrifuge simply focused on letting pilots experience 9G, said Major (Doctor) Timothy Teoh, head of the RSAF aeromedical centre's certification and standards branch. Trainees are taught to tense up their lower limb muscles and increase pressure in their chests in the face of excessive gravitational forces, to prevent loss of consciousness. Said Major Teoh: "In the past...

Full article: http://www.todayonline.com/Singapore/EDC110523-0000235/Th...

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