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  • Dyess Airmen revolutionize C-130 maintenance

    The 317th Maintenance Group's virtual reality lab at Dyess AFB, Texas, is part of an ongoing Air Force effort to create virtual and augmented-reality training capabilities for the aircraft maintenance and career enlisted aviator communities.

  • 'Guinea pig' class conquers innovation, COVID-19 en route to graduation

    Euro-NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training Program Class 20-04 has endured unique circumstances during their trek to earn their pilot wings, which began Feb. 26, 2019. Perhaps no other class in the nearly 40-year history of the 80th Flying Training Wing program has faced the traditional trials while also

  • AETC, AMC team up on VR solutions for modern C-130 training

    With technology constantly changing, the Air Force is actively seeking innovative methods to train today’s Airmen with tomorrow’s technology. The Air Force is committed to world-class training for Airmen by preventing stagnation in education through constant innovation to meet the needs of a new

  • 23rd Flying Training Squadron revolutionizes the way pilots are trained

    The 23rd Flying Training Squadron is using virtual reality technology to up their numbers without having to sacrifice excellence, at Ft. Rucker, Alabama.Hidden away at an Army post, the 23rd is responsible for training helicopter pilots and enlisted aircrews, preparing them for their next

  • “Project da Vinci” transforming rotary-wing helicopter pilot training

    With inspiration from Leonardo da Vinci, the 23rd Flying Training Squadron at Fort Rucker, Ala., is transforming the learning environment with the intent of developing vertical-lift aviators better trained and prepared to conduct homeland security, combat search and rescue, and special operations

  • “Rotary-Wing Next” reduces aircraft flying time, training timeline

    “Rotary-Wing Next” marks a major milestone with the graduation of the first undergraduate helicopter pilot training class to utilize virtual reality Friday Oct. 11, 2019, at Fort Rucker, Ala. The first six students to complete the experimental curriculum in an effort to transform the learning