Presentation on theme: "The Lockheed Area at the KADE Air Show— with models of the F-35, F-16, and T-50 (left to right). The simulator (cockpit demonstrator) was inside the round."— Presentation transcript:
The Lockheed Area at the KADE Air Show— with models of the F-35, F-16, and T-50 (left to right). The simulator (cockpit demonstrator) was inside the round kiosk behind the models.
When Lockheed goes to a major exhibition (the Korean Air Defense Exhibition— KADE, Paris Air Show, or other big venues, they build nice kiosks and take lighted photos and models. Several of us were on hand to answer questions from the thousands of visitors that came through the display over a three-day period. Additionally, we gave lots of “rides” to VIPs and others in our F-35 cockpit demonstrator (inside the kiosk on the left).
The display area from another vantage point—a subdued A- 50 (the “attack” version of the T-50 trainer for the Korean Air Force) is on display. Though there were some lighted photos of the C-130 and the F-22, the focus of the Lockheed exhibit for this show was the F-35 and the T-50.
Outside the area where the F-35 simulator was housed, there was a nice-sized model of the Air Force variant of the F-35 (the F-35A). Since Korea won’t ever buy the Marine or Navy variants, only the Air Force design was shown.
Inside the kiosk at the Lockheed display, the F-35 demonstrator cockpit was housed. With screens, an out-the-window visual scene made the visitors feel like they were flying when they were in the cockpit.
A ‘model’ of the F-35 Helmet Mounted Display (HMD) on the back of the F-35 demonstrator helped folks understand how the pilot will see information on the helmet display.
Ken Cooper, one of the Lockheed “demo” engineers, shows two Koreans how the F-35 cockpit works and will be a great asset to the Republic of Korea Air Force (ROKAF) if Korea buys the jet eventually.
Looking down into the F-35 cockpit demonstrator—showing the large glass display, side stick, and lack of gauges (which are embedded in the display as icons).
A Korean lady from their Air Force gets a chance to “fly” the F-35 demonstrator with Ken Cooper doing some instruction. Like Ken, I gave lots of “rides” to folks while at the air show. Four cockpits are now positioned all over the U.S. and sent to Europe and Asia to show off the F-35 capabilities. The F-35 will eventually replace about 8 jets for maybe up to 25 countries, if all goes as planned.
event. Two cute ladies, working for Lockheed in Korea, helped us at the exhibit. Pyong Min, a Chinese lady (in pink), and Sophie Kim, a Korean lady, were really fun to work with during the KADE event. Nice Help If You Can Get It!.
Sophie Kim gives Bob the “thumbs up” signal after she had some time in the cockpit. She was really thrilled to be able to “fly” something like this. She worked at the Lockheed office in Korea and was a great help as a linguist during the event.
Pyong Min gets her photo taken by Bob after flying the simulator for a few minutes. She was to leave the Lockheed office soon and go back to China, she said.
Miss Min was a strikingly cute young lady. We had fun talking about many things other than the air show. A devoted Buddhist, Pyong said she and her boyfriend were going to get married soon in China.
Out near the flight line area, Lockheed also had a “Chalet.” One day, I got to go out there and eat some great food for lunch—it was normally used for VIPs.