I tested a private jet simulator. It was like playing a video game — but way more stressful.

BAE’s private jet simulator and head-up display.
I tried out a private jet simulator at a BAE Systems location in England.
I tested its latest head-up display (HUD) technology, which is designed to make flying easier.
It felt like a video game, but I quickly learned how hard it can be to control an aircraft.

I visited a BAE Systems base to try out its latest private jet simulator and experience what it’s like to fly celebrities or the superrich around the world.

My visit also gave me the opportunity to use one of BAE’s most powerful tools — its head-up display (HUD).

The display projects flight diagnostics onto a screen so that pilots don’t have to spend as much time looking down at flight instruments or communicating with the copilot.

The experience was surprisingly similar to playing a video game, but way more stressful.

The simulator

BAE’s cockpit simulator.

Arriving at the British defense company’s base in Rochester, Kent, I was shown into a full-scale replica of a private jet…

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This article was written by Ryan Hogg and originally published on www.businessinsider.com