US Air Force Educate High School Aspiring Airmen in Flight Simulator Program
The simulators allow roughly 20 students to practice flying more than 10 different types of airframes, allowing familiarization with basic aircraft operations.
“This program gives students the opportunity to see if they enjoy flying and provides a foundation if they do pursue a career in aviation,” Lomeli said.
Students also have the opportunity to learn about engineering practices and problem-solving, as well as the innovations and technological developments that have made today’s aviation possible. Even if students do not want to fly someday, this class introduces concepts that could lead to interest in a variety of STEM-related fields.
Stacey Davis, AHS science instructor, explained how the simulators provide a chance to inspire the next generation of pilots.
“The students have an opportunity to learn real life situations in a controlled way,” Davis said. “It inspires them and gives them confidence. For some students, it has been the spark to pursue a career as a pilot, and it all starts here in this class.”
Source: Altus Air Force Base Press Release
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