The Kirtland Air Force Base in New Mexico has placed into service a new Sikorsky HH-60G Pave Hawk simulator from FlightSafety International. The Level D simulator—which FlightSafety developed with the U.S. Air Force—is part of the USAF Aircrew Training and Rehearsal Support (ATARS) program that instructs Pave Hawk aircrews in combat search and rescue (CSAR). The simulator features “two side domes for aerial gunner stations equipped with simulated weapons,” according to Rick Armstrong, vice president of simulation for FlightSafety. This change allows for flight engineers and aerial gunners to train together as a complete crew, he added.
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