ALTUS AIR FORCE BASE — The 58th Airlift Squadron and the 97th Training Squadron recently combined their efforts to present a new virtual, high-resolution, night vision goggle training system to instructor pilots and loadmasters, Dec. 9 at Altus Air Force Base.
The current NVG training program consists of a series of power point presentations, followed by students monitoring a stationary 10-foot-by-10-foot terrain board with covert and overt lights attached to it.
This method has not received updates since the first day the C-17 Globemaster III Formal Training Unit arrived at Altus AFB.
The new virtual NVG training system provides airmen with a high-resolution, projector-based screen which almost directly replicates what student pilots and loadmasters can expect to see in the cockpit.
This allows students to have a more hands on and realistic learning experience, preparing them for future flights in a wide variety of conditions.