The Aero Center is a state-of-the-art facility designed to immerse visitors in the world of air dominance. Each display or experience illustrates a unique aspect of the F-22's unmatched capability. A one-tenth scale model draws attention to the overall sleek design and special shapes incorporated into the Raptor, which are key to its superior aerodynamics and stealth properties. A special viewing station is available that uses light to demonstrate the Raptor's stealth properties.
The focal point of the room is the F-22 Cockpit Demonstrator. The demonstrator provides visitors with a realistic F-22 flight experience. Visitors face multiple air-to-air and air-to-ground scenarios based on realistic threats. The participant sits in a representative F-22 cockpit, complete with actual switches and flight controls. An instructor pilot guides the visitor through a series of scenarios demonstrating the stealth, speed, aerodynamics and enhanced situational awareness of the F-22.