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Foundation Feature

Making equipment available to the Air Cadets

  – Foundation Feature September 17, 2013 courtesy of Swan Valley Star and Times

Picture of Air Cadet Matthew Hartwig at the new Dreamflyer flight motion simulator

Leaders of Air Cadet Squadron 519 have trained hundreds of young men and women for over sixty years, preparing them to go out into the world as mature adults ready to make their own way. The summer is now over but the cadets have enjoyed a varied and interesting number of programs which will stand them in good stead as they move along in their lives.

One of the most important, and certainly the most popular, pieces of equipment that the cadets have recently acquired is the Dreamflyer Virtual-Reality Flight Motion Simulator designed to enhance the flight simulation experience. The pilot-lead and pilot-induced roll and pitch oscillation is interpreted by the brain to perceive the feeling of flight. Using their existing flight simulation software, flight enthusiasts can enhance their simulation experience for any purpose, whether it’s virtual competitions, instrumentation practice, or solo flight. The cadets now have three computer screens set up to watch their progress.

The Community Foundation of Swan Valley is pleased to have helped make this equipment available to the local Air Cadets, bringing them up to speed to compete in this technology-driven world.