Saab's flight simulator was a big success at Nobel Night Cap, the party following the Nobel Awards Ceremony, where the popular flight simulator was on display for more than 1,300 guests.
The Nobel party drew many celebrating guests. Traditionally, about three quarters of the guests usually attend the after party. Students from various student organisations were also invited.
Each year, the after party has a special theme. This year it was a circus theme with a focus on the 1920s and 1930s. The flight simulator was in a lounge with a quiet atmosphere and visitors stood in line until four o'clock in the morning to have a go. Åke Segerberg and Harald Herrnäs from Saab were there to operate the simulator, and both were dressed in air force uniforms from the 1930s, borrowed from the Swedish Air Force Museum in Linköping.
Harald Hernnäs, a Systems Engineer at Saab, offered tips and advice to curious test pilots.
"It was a great event! There were lots of students and other visitors who wanted to try out the simulator and ask us questions. The most frequently asked question was whether the simulator is realistic. More than one hundred people took a test flight during the evening," says Harald Herrnäs.
Saab also held a much appreciated lunchtime lecture for the students who had worked on transforming the students union building into the party venue the week before the party.