Monday, November 7, 2011

334th TRS gets new ATC simulator

KEESLER AIR FORCE BASE, Miss. - A radar approach control simulator was delivered by the 81st Training Support Squadron late last month for use in the 334th Training Squadron's air traffic control course. Officials say it saves costs while increasing course capacity. The new radar approach control simulator features a touch entry display platform to replicate a real-world ATC console at a significantly lower cost, $278,000 compared to $2.1 million. The simulator, developed over 18 months by the 81st, has the look and feel of the real thing, using identical cabinetry. (Source: 81st Training Wing Public Affairs, 11/03/11)