Non-Standard Rotary Wing Training
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.
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
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.
Hall of Fame
Over the years, it was re-purposed as a pilot training demonstrator to new student pilots.
32 years and still going.
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.