Military aircrew training
Our primary purpose at the FPC is to provide world class training to military aircrew from around the world. The FPC has been the home of Flight Physiological training for the Swedish Air Force for over 10 years and through the partnership with QinetiQ we are able to offer these capabilities to new customers.
The FPC has a number of training capabilities:
High G Training & Qualification
The Dynamic Flight Simulator (DFS) is capable of replicating the onset rates and High G profiles of the latest generation of fast jet aircraft. It is equipped with an accurate mock-up of a single seater cockpit plus out the window visuals to create an immersive experience. The reason it is called the DFS as opposed to a centrifuge, is because it is also equipped with an accurate fast jet aero model and can be flown as a dynamic simulator to add a more realistic approach to G-onset and training.
Our Comprehensive Training Solution is designed to focus on the training and techniques involved to reach STANAG compliant Qualification. We run the schedule based upon an individual’s requirements and abilities and do not employ a one size fits all approach to progression.
Spatial Disorientation Training
Training in combating the effects of Spatial Disorientation (SD) is currently a hot item that progressive nations are incorporating into their pilots initial and routine training programmes.
We have successfully used the DFS to create a number of SD illusions and are putting a lot of focus into continuing to developing this capability for wider use.
We can simulate a number of SD illusions which would be an excellent extension to regular G-training as it all takes place in the same equipment.
Hypoxia Awareness Training
Loss of cabin pressure during flight leads to hypoxia – a reduction of the oxygen supply to the brain with the consequential loss of reality and deterioration of mental ability.
In our Hypoxia Demonstration Room pilots and cabin crews can experience hypoxia to better understand its effects and promote early recognition of one´s personal symptoms. We have recently modernized our chamber and introduced new quantitative and subjective testing to enhance our Hypoxia awareness course with the latest technologies.
Sea Survival Training
For all types of aircrew, suitably replicating the challenges faced with Sea Survival training can be logistically difficult, unpredic-table and costly. The Test Pool at the FPC can recreate the harsh conditions in a safe and repeatable environment. We are able to introduce rough seas, low temperatures, high wind, rain, noise and lighting effects to accurately recreate open sea conditions.
The pool is equipped with a winch to enable evacuation and parachute drop training and we can also provide military standard life rafts to complete the training package.
For further information on the facilities please follow the links in the descriptions above or go to the Our Facilities page.
If you have training requirements which are different or not listed above then please contact us, as we can adapt to meet your needs.
If you’d like to discuss training at the FPC further, please do not hesitate to Contact us.