A Dutch trainee pilot (left) with 18 (NEI) Squadron, Netherlands Air Force, undergoing training ...

Unit Netherlands Forces
Place Oceania: Australia, Australian Capital Territory, Fairbairn
Accession Number P01818.004
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white
Physical description Black & white
Maker Unknown
Place made Australia: Australian Capital Territory, Canberra
Date made September 1942
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Copyright

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain

Description

A Dutch trainee pilot (left) with 18 (NEI) Squadron, Netherlands Air Force, undergoing training in a Link Trainer, a flight simulator which has been set up in an office at the RAAF Station (later RAAF Base Fairbairn) where the squadron was based. Seated at the desk at right, another member of the squadron is running the training session. He has a map and various instruments to refer to on his desk and is communicating with the pilot by means of a microphone and headphones.