The new simulation, USAF Pilot Training: Road to the ThunderBirds, will follow a new student from their commissioning as a new 2nd Lieutenant, to the awarding of their pilot wings in a simulation with great role-playing, scoring, medals, and ranking systems. This simulation will use real Air Force training methods and allow the player to learn to fly the T-6 Texan II, the T-1A Jayhawk, the T-38 Talon, and the F-16 Fighting Falcon.
The simulation will introduce the new player to all the features and functions of the real cockpits of these aircraft, teach the real maneuvers that student pilots practice, and provide realistic “Check Rides” like the real student pilots take in actual USAF Pilot Training. The ultimate simulation reward will be for the student pilot to earn the opportunity to fly with the United States Air Force ThunderBirds in their real routine as the number 4 formation pilot!
“As a former USAF Instructor Pilot, doing this simulation game is a rerun of my young, exciting and fun Lieutenant days,” says JW “Wild Bill Stealey”, CEO of IENT. “I know that my student would have benefited greatly and become better pilots, sooner, if they had this kind of simulation when they were in Pilot Training. Many of my Air Force friends, several former Air Force Instructor Pilots, and numerous retired aviators have agreed to assist IENT in making this a great training simulation. It is very exciting to be back working with all of them again!”
USAF Pilot Training: Road to the ThunderBirds! will be released in Retail stores in November 2006.