Basic Spatial Disorientation Trainer


There is an ever-increasing need to demonstrate to the modern pilot, and familiarise him with, the drastic effects of SD phenomena and illusions, frequently experienced in the today’s sophisticated flight operations.


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The AIRFOX DISO is a basic SD demonstrator and provides maximum flexibility

Software Features

Comprehensive application software comprising a set of ready to use training programmes for the demonstration of SD phenomena and illusions. Actual combat and in-flight emergency scenarios for SD phenomena demonstration can be generated, as well as typical IFR training procedures. Automatic recording of training runs for later use.

Motion System

A Six Degrees Of Freedom (6-DOF) hydraulic motion platform with an additional yaw axis module represent seven independently controllable motion axes. To support the demonstration of SD situations, the motion system is capable of operating at sub-threshold as well as super-threshold motion in all seven axes. Discontinuities in linear and angular motion are not perceptible by the trainee.


Mounted on top of the motion platform, containing a functional aircraft cockpit including three panels, centre and two side panels, a centre stick, collective, pedals including brakes, and a pilot seat. The visual hardware is equipped with a one-channel projected OTW visualisation system.

Control Station

The control station consists of three sections: the instructor section with controls, the control section including the GUI and the recording/debriefing section. The instructor can take control of the aircraft without recognition by the trainee. On the GUI, you can select different A/C models as well as various environmental scenarios.

Terrain Database

The database represents the Peloponnese in Greece and provides a realistic environment. The simulated environment covers an area of 298 km × 295 km. Satellite textures for ground and water areas combined with geographic height information lead to a photo-realistic scenery. Realistic weather effects and physically based light rendering lead to a realistic out-of-the-window visual.

Target Aircraft

The AIRFOX DISO is capable of simulating a second flight model used as a target aircraft. Every flight model installed on the system can act as target aircraft. The flight controls are installed on the control station. The OTW and the instruments on the control station show the target aircraft. After a flight, the track of the subject aircraft can also be used as target aircraft.


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Motion Sickness Desensitisation – MSD

You can use the AIRFOX DISO as a desensitisation platform to rehabilitate pilots who are prone to, or suffering from motion sickness. Two different programmes are available: MSD Heave and MSD Coriolis.

Debriefing GUI

In addition to the video debriefing, the debriefing GUI adds additional data to enhance the debriefing capability. Recorded data contain flight model output as attitude, position, forces, instrument display data, as well as general data as control inputs of stick, rudder, throttle, push buttons, and turning knobs.

Observer Camera

The observer camera allows the operator to view the aircraft from outside. This provides better control of supervising the pilot, especially during close formation flight or flying close to the ground as helicopter landings on a ship or an oil platform.

Aircraft Repositioning

In order to save time during training, you can reposition the aircraft en-route to reduce flight time, for example to arrive at the initial approach or during climb, for example to regain altitude for spin training. Aircraft repositioning is available for actively flown subject and target aircraft.

Direct Motion Control

In order to use the AIRFOX DISO for advanced research, you can control the system by predefined motion profiles and visual cues. These profiles are uploaded and contain position data for the motion in five milliseconds time intervals. It is possible to apply exactly the same motion stimulus to several trainees in a research scenario.

Simulator Link

Two systems can be linked together so that both aircraft can fly joint missions. Pilots and instructors can communicate together. The aircraft are visible as target aircraft in the OTW.


The following air forces have already purchased the AIRFOX DISO and have them successfully and satisfactorily in operation

AIRFOX DISO Upgrade – India 2017

Upgrade of the AIRFOX DISO installed at IAM Bangalore. The upgraded version got the newest computer hardware, new software features, a wider FoV visual system including a high resolution and NV-compatible projector.

AIRFOX DISO – India 2008

Two more AIRFOX DISOs for India have been installed at the Indian Air Force Institute of Aerospace Medicine in Hindan and in Hyderabad and are still in operation.

AIRFOX DISO – Germany 2004

The AIRFOX DISO was installed at the German Institute for Aviation Medicine in Königsbrück near Dresden and is still in operation.


Two AIRFOX DISOs have been installed at the Royal Institute for Aviation Medicine at Henlow. They are still in operation

AIRFOX DISO – India 2004

The first AIRFOX DISO for India was installed at the Indian Air Force Institute of Aerospace Medicine in Bangalore and is still in operation.

AIRFOX DISO – P. R. of China 2002

The AIRFOX DISO was installed at the Air Force Hospital in Gangshan and is still in operation. For this simulator AMST designed and delivered the motion system including the turntable.