CymSTAR Rebuilds 747-200 Sim To Train USAF Doomsday Crews

Maj. Gen. Andrew Gebara, right, commander of 8th Air Force, demonstrates a new E-4B flight simulator near Offutt AFB, Nebraska.
Credit: U.S. Air Force
OMAHA, Nebraska—A four-decade-old Boeing 747-200 simulator that was headed for disposal has been refurbished to train the U.S. Air Force’s Doomsday plane pilots as part of an effort to increase the overall readiness of the four-plane E-4B Nightwatch fleet. Officials at Offutt AFB, Nebraska, and...
Brian Everstine

Brian Everstine is the Pentagon Editor for Aviation Week, based in Washington, D.C. Before joining Aviation Week in August 2021, he covered the Pentagon for Air Force Magazine. Brian began covering defense aviation in 2011 as a reporter for Military Times.

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