Piloting a vintage warplane takes extra study
Our pilots have to study. Thousands of hours in an F/A-18 or 767 still leave gaps in your game when it comes to flying a Messerschmitt Bf 109 or a Zero. Our pilots read the pilot's manual again and again come in to the hangar and sit in the cockpit for a long, long time. This image shows pilot Ross Granley, studying the controls of the Il-2 Shturmovik.
Figuratively speaking, the FHC's pilots know right where all the “wiper switches” are and exactly how they work before they taxi to the runway for a flight.
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