Non-Standard Rotary Wing Training

The DynaFlight Training Center (DTC) in Ozark AL has been a Non-Standard Rotary Wing (NSRW) flight training provider since 2007, and currently conducts flight simulator training for AH-1 Cobra, UH- 1H Huey, Huey II, and AH-64A Apache aircraft. DynaLantic Corp. in coordination with PM-NSRW at Redstone Arsenal, the Department of State, and through direct commercial sales, provides training for United States allies from countries across the globe. The DTC is located 10 minutes from Ozark area hotels, and just 20 minutes from the Dothan AL airport. The DTC offers simulator training unavailable anywhere else in the world.

Products and Services

Our expertise and experience include original design and build, repair and upgrade for both full-scope and part-task, “real-time man in the loop” training systems for:

  • Aircraft (Fixed Wing, Rotary Wing and Ordinance)
  • Maintenance Trainers
  • Maritime Bridge and Ships Control (Submarines and Surface)
  • Nuclear Power Plants
  • Propulsion Control
  • Transit Systems (Railcar Operator)
  • Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS)
  • Simulator Support and Maintenance Services
  • Simulator Hardware and Software Upgrades
  • Rotary Wing Research and Development in Physical Engineering

AH-1 Flight and Weapons Simulator (FWS)
The DynaFlight Training Center has the only fully-operational AH-1 FWS remaining in the world. This simulator was originally located at Fort Indiantown Gap, PA where it remained a vital part of the U.S. Army inventory until it decommissioned in 2005. The AH-1FWS consists of two cockpits, one duplicating the aircraft pilot station, and the other duplicating the co-pilot/gunner station. The simulator provides for all aspects of flight training, emergency procedures, and limited weapons firing. Cockpit task loading and team management coordination is achieved at a fraction of the cost, and with absolute safety as compared to training in the aircraft, while reserving the aircraft for military missions.

Huey II
The Huey II Flight Simulator has a cockpit configuration in accordance with the Bell Huey II Technical Manual (PUB-92- 004-10), and incorporates a blade element rotor model and the T53-L- 703 Huey II power plant simulation. The aerodynamics, rotor, and propulsion math models execute at 120 Hz. providing the most accurate Huey II engine, rotor, and flight model available.

The baseline visual system provides an independent 220-degree horizontal and 60-degree vertical FOV for the pilot and copilot, plus corresponding chin window displays. The simulator is provided with a generic terrain database (DB), with variable weather and visual conditions that range from unlimited to zero RVR. Night Vision Goggle training capability is provided using actual NVG goggles and aircrew helmets. The instructor has control of conditions with the ability to introduce 107 different malfunctions either one at a time or in cascading scenarios. Malfunctions not easily experienced or trainable in the aircraft such as engine flame out, hydraulics failure, and a tail rotor loss are easily rehearsed and safely executed.

AH-64A Combat Mission Simulator (CMS)
Starting in 1986, Link Simulation and Training delivered 10 AH-64A Combat Mission Simulators (CMS) to U.S. Army installations in the United States, Germany and South Korea. The DynaFlight Training Center houses the last remaining and newest of these devices.

Features of the CMS include the Fire Control System, Target Acquisition and Designation System (TADS), Pilot Night Vision Sensor (PNVS), Laser Rangefinder/Designator, Laser Tracker, Integrated Helmet and Display Sighting System (IHADSS), Hellfire Weapons System, 2.75-inch Aerial Rocket Control and Delivery

System, 30-mm gun, and airborne survivability equipment. These systems are utilized to engage the interactive threat environment.

The coupled pilot and co-pilot/gunner crew stations of the CMS are accurate representations of a production AH-64A. Each crew station consists of a fully-instrumented cockpit with sensor displays, a three-window wide-angle collimated display, aural cue system, and Instructor Operator Station. Each crew station is mounted on a 6-degree- of-freedom motion platform.

The AH-64A CMS is outfitted with two pseudo-specific terrain databases, with variable weather and visual conditions that range from 12km to zero RVR. The instructor has control of conditions with the ability to introduce malfunctions either one at a time or in cascading scenarios.

Legacy System Support

In addition to establishing our in-house depot repair capability, DynaLantic has established an ongoing and extensive relationship with third-party service providers fluent in repair of obsolete hydraulic components, flight instrumentation, and other custom components peculiar to legacy simulator design.
Our in-house capability permits circuit card repair for I/O linkage, DC-servo flight instruments, power supplies, and component-level repair of legacy computer systems. DynaLantic software development experience with legacy training devices spans back to 1982. Our personnel performed field-level software support on the UH-1H, Huey II, AH-1, CH-47, UH-60, and AH-64A CMS.

Simulator Relocation

DynaLantic also has extensive experience in the relocation and recommissioning of simulators, having relocated in excess of 20 simulators, culminating in the relocation of the last remaining AH-64A CMS from Marana, AZ to the DynaFlight Training Center in Ozark, AL.

Hall of Fame

First Trainer
In 1970, the founding members of DynaLantic (operating as Hydrosystems Inc.) delivered device 2A35, the TH-57 Flight Control & Systems Trainer. This device was intended to demonstrate the hydraulics and flight control operations of the TH-57 aircraft, the Navy’s Initial Entry Rotary Wing training aircraft. Operationally complete from control stick and collective input to rotor blade and tail rotor deflection, this trainer was originally delivered as a maintenance training device.
Over the years, it was re-purposed as a pilot training demonstrator to new student pilots.
First Trainer
In 2010, this trainer was seen at Whiting Field in Florida. The instructor explained that they still use it daily, and explained that there is nothing better for giving pilots hands-on knowledge for what happens when they move the flight controls. As of 2017 it remains in use and fully operational — 47 years and still going.
11F19 Air Conditioning Maintenance Trainer
In 1985, DynaLantic delivered device 11F19, known then as the Air Cycle Systems Trainer. Designed to instruct students on the maintenance of the air cycle systems on the F-18, today this trainer is known as the “Generalized Aircraft Air Conditioning Maintenance Trainer”. This training device is used to provide laboratory instruction and practice in performing operational checks, fault isolation and repairs by removal and replacement of various components. Simulated operational equipment serves to familiarize students with general shapes of operational equipment, as well as steps necessary to replace them.
11F19 Air Conditioning Maintenance Trainer
The 11F19 Device consists of 15 student stations, an instructor station and a mobile maintenance cart. The student stations and instructor station are networked together. As of June 2017, device 11F19 remains fully operational and in use daily providing quality training for hundreds of Navy and Marine Corp students annually at the Naval Air Technical Training Center, Mechanical Training Department School in Pensacola, FL.
32 years and still going.
21C13 Seawolf Submarine Ship Control Operator Trainer
In 1991, DynaLantic was awarded a contract to develop the Seawolf Ship Control Operator Trainer (SCOT) for the United States Navy. As the actual submarine was still several years away from commissioning, this device served several roles: First validating the actual ship control programming as the Navy transitioned into the “fly by wire” world of the ships control of the 21st century.
21C13 Seawolf Submarine Ship Control Operator Trainer
 Secondly, the training of the initial submarine control room personnel in steering and diving, ballast control, submerged navigation and tactics before actually going to sea. Delivered to the Naval Submarine School in Groton, CT, this trainer is now like the actual Seawolf SSN 21; seldom seen, but out there, somewhere (we believe it has been moved to Naval Base Kitsap, in Washington state).
2B24 UH-1H Instrument Trainer
In 1994, DynaLantic was awarded a contract to re-host and upgrade the U.S.Army’s fleet of UH-1H SFTS simulators. Originally delivered in the early 1970s, device 2B24 is a realistic 4-cockpit computer-driven man-in-the-loop system that offered 104 programmed emergency conditions and an aerodynamic model that fully replicated the UH-1H ‘Huey’ helicopter. DynaLantic successfully modernized 54 of the 2B24 Huey simulator cockpits world-wide in the late 1990s.
As the U.S.Army divested the fleet of UH-1 aircraft, many of the simulators were sent to the scrap yard, but not all. There are 2B24 simulators still being used in Lebanon, Korea, Mexico, Colombia, and here at our DynaFlight Training Center in Ozark AL.40+ years and still training the finest pilots in the world.