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Government and Military – Training and Support – Military Aircraft and Weapons Systems

Training for Virtually Any Military Aircraft or Weapons System


Our support for the KC-46A, the U.S. Air Force’s new multi-purpose aircraft, will include developing curriculum, engineering, manufacturing, delivery and support of multiple flight training devices. To meet this extended contract we will develop training devices and courseware concurrently with the new aircraft. Training devices and support will include Weapons Systems Trainers, a systems integration lab, pilot part-task trainers, boom operator part-task trainers, and fuselage trainers.

In support of the KC-46 mission the flight deck Weapons Systems Trainers are provided with the advanced VITAL 1100 visual image generation equipment with our CrewView glass mirror display and an extensive global environment database. A uniquely designed display configuration is implemented that allows the aircrew to perform realistic air refueling missions as a tanker and as a receiver. Combining very high-resolution projectors and a field of view that extends the effective vertical field of view to 90 degrees air refueling training can be faithfully and safely accomplished in the simulator.

Our training system also includes the Boom Operator Trainer.  It can be linked to a Weapon System Trainer or operate independently depending on the training requirements.  It includes a 3D display for the primary visual that enhance the operator’s ability to properly engage the receiving aircraft for a full fidelity training experience.

The KC-46A ATS also includes full-scale fuselage trainers where boom operators can learn safe and effective loading procedures.



FlightSafety supports the U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM), Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC), Air Education and Training Command (AETC), Air Combat Command (ACC), and Air Force Global Strike Command (AFGSC).  Kirtland, Davis-Monthan, Andrews, and Moody Aircrew Training and Rehearsal Support (KDAM ATARS) contract’s mission is to be the total comprehensive source for:

  • schoolhouse operations for unique crew positions across six Mission Design Series aircraft
  • initial qualification training for AFSOC Special Operations Forces aircrews
  • all training for ACC Personnel Recovery aircrews
  • all training for AFGSC Vertical Lift aircrews in Nuclear Security Response
  • and all training for Convoy Support and Air Force District of Washington Vertical Lift aircrews


FlightSafety’s six year contract is to provide training support for the KDAM ATARS mission.  We train UH-1N and HC-130J aircrews and provide Contractor Logistics Support for HC/MC-130J, HC-130P, UH-1N, HH-60G, and CV-22 aircraft maintaining 11 Weapon System Trainers (WST), one Aircrew Procedures Trainer (APT), one Helicopter Terrain Awareness Warning System (HTAWS) Desk Top Trainer, one Cockpit Operational Flight Trainer (COFT), three Operational Flight Trainers (OFT), four Load Master Part Task Trainers (LMPTT), one Loadmaster Fuselage Trainer (LFT), two Visual Threat Recognition Avoidance Trainers (VTRAT), two Enhanced Cargo Handling Systems (ECHS), five Desk Top Trainers (DTT), and one Part Task Trainer (PTT).

KC-10A Extender

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Our support for the U.S. Air Force Air Mobility Command includes 2,000 to 3,000 initial, upgrade and recurrent training events each year for KC-10 pilots, boom operators and flight engineers. We perform contractor logistics support on Weapons Systems Trainers (full flight simulators), Flight Training Devices and Aircrew Systems.

We hold a multi-year contract to provide training support for the KC-10A mission, employing full-motion weapons systems trainers, flight training devices and boom operator flight simulator to train KC-10A crewmembers. Through a modernization upgrade effort, we have added significant fidelity to the training devices with the addition of the VITAL visual system and a continuous global database allowing flight around the world without breaks in the visual scene.  We have also added a full-scale fuselage trainer where boom operators can learn safe and effective loading procedures.

T-38C Talon

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We operate nearly 40 T-38 training devices as part of our contract for logistics support for the T-38. The T-38C is a converted T-38A/B that incorporates major modernizations to its avionics suite, including an all-glass cockpit with integrated avionics displays, head-up display and an electronic “no-drop bomb” scoring system. This upgraded trainer aircraft is used primarily by the Air Education and Training Command (AETC) to train advanced students in the fighter-bomber tracks of USAF pilot training. Complementing the aircraft is a new set of aircrew training devices including a 360-degree field-of-view Weapons Systems Trainer that allows for more advanced fighter maneuvering with the addition of the VITAL visual system. We maintain and support T-38C aircrew training devices at six USAF pilot training bases as well as operating a related Training System Support Center.


T-1 Jayhawk

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We operate and maintain ten T-1 training devices as part of our CLS contract. Air Education and Training Command (AETC) uses these high-fidelity simulators and part-task trainers to train students in the airlift-tanker track of USAF pilot training.  We maintain and support T-1 aircrew training devices at 5 USAF pilot training bases as well as operating a related Training System Support Center.


MQ-9 Reaper

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FlightSafety has brought its more than 60 years of global leadership in aviation training to the Unmanned Systems/RPA market.  We are actively developing state-of-the art RPA training systems and providing the gold standard in RPA aircrew training to both the government and commercial sectors.

As an example, FlightSafety Services is providing MQ-1/9 Government Owned-Contractor Operated (GOCO) Combat Air Patrol (CAP) training at Waco, TX.  This includes both pilot and sensor operator training.  We continue to play a large roll in standing up initial training operations for MQ-1/9 equipment.


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