Moody Rescue Airmen Train with Flight Simulator

Members of the 23rd Operations Support Squadron at Moody AFB, Ga., recently hosted the first class of HC-130 rescue aircrews in the unit’s C-130 flight simulator. This simulator can accommodate an entire HC-130 crew and presents these pilots, flight engineers, navigators, and communications specialists with stressing scenarios that they may encounter on a mission, but that cannot be replicated in actual training flights. “The simulation facility helps prepare the crew for events that could happen in a real-world scenario,” said SSgt. Ricky Lamm, flight engineer with Moody’s 71st Rescue Squadron. The simulator, which arrived at Moody in 2009, is part of the weeklong HC-130 training course that also includes classroom activities. (Moody report by A1C Nicholas Benroth)