Those of us passionate about aircrafts or aviation have always dreamt of being in a situation where we magically put on the helmet, climb into the aircraft and the canopy closes while we raise our thumbs up ready for take off. However, as the modern aviation advances, the aircraft dash is not the only place where all the guiding tech lives. The F-35 is a single seater stealth fighter aircraft made by Lockheed Martin and comes with a special helmet among a lot of other cool and awesome features.
The aircraft that first flew in 2006 and is expected to be deployed in full service by the end of 2015, is one of the most advanced fighter jets out there. So, what exactly does the pilot who is flying the F-35 see through his helmet visor when he puts it on? What exactly goes on in there in there cockpit? Here is a very interesting video that has been put together by Rockwell Collins giving you a first hand experience of sitting in the cockpit of the aircraft and having the helmet mounted.
Our favorite part of the video is definitely the digital night vision with the zoomable capability, imagine how good this aircraft would be thanks to this feature in an Air to Ground attack, helping just hit the exact target than the situation currently where thousands of civilians die in a headless war on the ground.
Rockwell Collins says about the helmet:
Rockwell Collins ESA Vision Systems’ F-35 Helmet Mounted Display System (HMDS) is the world’s most advanced binocular HMDS for the world’s most advanced tactical aircraft. It’s integrated head-up display is the first to provide pilots with all the critical information they need on the helmet’s visor ensuring that every mission, day or night, has unsurpassed situational awareness, tactical capability and safety.
Check out the video here: