Monday, February 25, 2019

Whiting gets new simulator

NAVAL AIR STATION WHITING FIELD, Fla. – The Navy’s first new TH-57 flight simulator in nearly 40 years will be accepted and available for helicopter training operations beginning Feb. 28. The advanced simulator technology will  improve Crew Resource Management (CRM) training, simulation of challenging weather environments, and visual scene representation. The Navy will receive three of Level 6 simulators, which are stationary cockpits with seat queuing vibration with a full visual screen that wraps around the cockpit. It will receive seven Level 7 devices are full motion cockpits with a slightly larger field of view. Also included in the upgrade will be a central control station that will provide the capability to link all ten simulators together in a single virtual environment. The first Level 6 device will be accepted on Feb. 28, and the other two scheduled for acceptance next month. The Level 7 devices are on contract for delivery beginning in May 2019 and ending February 2020, with the central control station scheduled for acceptance in July 2019. (Source: NAS Whiting Field, 02/25/19)