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Flight School XXI

FlightSafety International is proud to be part of the Flight School XXI team at Fort Rucker, Ala., supporting U.S. Army aviation training, including individual, crew and collective, with an emphasis on high-fidelity simulation. Teamed with CSC and L-3, FlightSafety provides simulation supporting the TH-67 Creek – the Army’s primary training helicopter – and the UH-60 BLACK HAWK. We designed and manufactured 20 TH-67 simulators and eight UH-60A/L BLACK HAWK simulators for the school. Our TH-67 simulators alone have logged more than 100,000 hours of service while maintaining 99.9 percent reliability. FlightSafety provided and installed electric motion and control loading systems on the two CH-47 Chinook simulators. We also will provide two simulators for the USAF’s new training helicopter: the TH-1H. Future FSXXI support includes three UH-60M model simulators.

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Pilot Training for the UH-60 BLACK HAWK

A Blackhawk Level D simulator is located at our West Palm Beach Learning Center. Serving the UH-60A/L model, these state-of-the-art simulators feature our exclusive VITAL 9 visual system, which allows for night vision goggle (NVG) training and realistic visual cues. UH-60 model simulators feature a six-degrees-of-¬freedom motion base, plus a secondary motion system that re-creates the helicopter’s vibration characteristics. Additional UH-60A/L simulators have been installed for use in the Flight School XXI program. Development has also begun for UH-60M model training for the Army.

Maintenance Training for the UH-60 BLACK HAWK

FlightSafety delivers maintenance training to support U.S. Army and Army National Guard BLACK HAWK missions. Courses include initial and update training, plus advanced programs such as Electrical/AFCS/ Stabilator, Flight Control Rigging and Hydraulics Systems. Technicians use a complete range of UH-60 mock-ups plus a full-scale maintenance trainer.

UH-60 BLACK HAWK Training Locations

  • West Palm Beach Learning Center, Florida

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