The U.S. Air Force is using virtual reality technology for helicopter pilot and enlisted aircrew training to increase schoolhouse throughput as it prepares for the arrival of the HH-60W Combat Rescue Helicopter. The 23rd Flying Training Squadron (FTS) is responsible for the education of all Air Force helicopter pilots. Currently the squadron produces 74-85 pilots annually, but once the HH-60W is added to the roster those numbers will increase to more than 120 pilots by 2023. The HH-60W ...


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