A More rea­lis­tic trai­ning de­vice

Le Vortex de Bagotville - - NEWS -

Who said we could not make new with old? Cer­tain­ly not the 3 AMS tech­ni­cians when they took the ini­tia­tive to re­co­ver the cock­pit of an ob­so­lete CF188 two- sea­ter and re­build it in­to a single - seat cock­pit to make it a rea­lis­tic trai­ning aid tool to qua­li­fy the figh­ter pi­lots of 3 Wing. The re­cons­truc­tion and mo­di­fi­ca­tion pro­ject was ini­tia­ted, de­si­gned and de­ve­lo­ped by MC­pl Eric Gil­bert of 3 AMS. Af­ter War­rant Of­fi­cer Ha­rold Girard made the ne­ces­sa­ry ar­ran­ge­ments with the parts for their de­mi­li­ta­ri­za- tion, the pro­ject be­gan. MC­pl Fré­dé­ric La­mar­cheDu­chesne ( com­po­site work­shop) and Cpl Si­mon Au­bin - Bros­seau ( me­tal work­shop), took care of the fu­se­lage cut­ting, kee­ping on­ly the front part of the air­craft. They had to face se­ve­ral chal­lenges re­la­ted to the cut­ting of com­po­site ma­te­rial with alu­mi­num and steel in the same pro­ject. Fi­nal­ly, Maxime Bou­tillierNor­man­din, an avia­tor, took charge of the re­ha­bi­li­ta­tion of the ex­ter­nal sur­face. The rea­lism of the new trai­ning cock­pit is tru­ly ap­pre­cia­ted by the crew

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