A single engine, single seat, multi-role, true multi-role.
And yet, in the early models I was flying
it was quite a basic system.
It was very easy to fly,
but it was different to fly than the Phantom or the Hawk.
In some ways it was similar to the Tornado
that it has a fly by wire system
but it had the side stick which is different
to anything I'd flown before.
And it fed the fly by, controlled
the fly by wire system through the side stick.
But you very quickly got used to that idea
and I was able to fly the airplane solo
after five, after four, four training flights
with an instructor in the second seat in the two-seater.
I was then able to go and fly the airplane on my own.