The Field of Study
The Department of Military & Strategic Studies operates and maintains the Air Warfare Laboratory dedicated to cadet learning. A skilled civilian staff in simulation management oversees $3M in equipment and facilities. The labs feature twelve Visual Flight Simulators to support cadet learning.
The Air Warfare Lab maintains an active schedule providing 2,062 simulator hours to approximately 2,931 cadets annually, while providing space and resource available support to other USAFA programs including:
· Summer Scientific Seminar
· Aviation Camp
· Parents Weekend
· Cadet Aviation Club
Visual Flight Simulators:
The T241, designed and developed by FRASCA International of Urbana, Illinois, represents a significant leap forward both in terms of technology and educational productivity from previous versions of aircraft simulators at USAFA. The T241 provides cadets with 120 degree visual displays of their environment, GPS, and allows for realtime interactions with other units via simulated radio communications and realtime visual representation of the other aircraft. Mapping is continually being updated to provide opportunities for cadet to experience multiple terrain and environments.