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    C130J Simulator



    Story by Sgt. Cory Leatherman 

    AFN Superstation Sembach   

    RAMSTEIN AFG, Germany - The Air Force is always looking for ways to not only improve training, but save money. Army Sgt. Cory Leatherman visits with a pilot about new equipment that does both.

    It takes at least 100 hours for each C-130 pilot on Ramstein to get certified. This costs the Air Force millions of dollars each year. Thanks to the new c-130J simulator, pilots are able to get part of the training they need at a lower cost to the Air Force.

    “Every year we have to do a CRM, Career Resource Management Simulator. So, with this sim here we can do it here now, instead of uh making everyone pay TDY costs to uh, back to the states.”

    The new simulator features top of the line technology that allows them to prepare for any situation.

    “You can do a lot of training in this that you can’t do in the aircraft. They can set up certain scenarios. They can make the weather as good or as bad as they want it, throw different emergencies at us: engine failures, electrical failures, uhm, smoke and fumes. Pretty much anything and everything that can happen we can do in the sim.”

    For C-130 Pilot, Capt Backhus, the simulator opens up new opportunities.

    “It’s gonna be great training. It’s about as close as you can get without flying in the air craft. It’s pretty amazing, the technology.”

    I’m Army Sergeant Cory Leatherman, Ramstein Air Base, Germany.



    Date Taken: 08.24.2015
    Date Posted: 09.25.2015 03:05
    Story ID: 177173
    Location: RP, DE

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