AMC relocates KC-135 simulator

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  • By Air Mobility Command Public Affairs
Air Mobility Command will relocate a KC-135 Stratotanker pilot simulator from McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas, to Rickenbacker Air National Guard Base, Ohio, in an effort to maximize simulator utilization across the mobility enterprise.

As the KC-46A Pegasus is fielded, displaced KC-135 simulators will be relocated across the total force of active-duty and Air Force Reserve component installations. AMC, in coordination with the Air National Guard, identified four KC-135 pilot flight simulators and one KC-135 Boom Operator Weapon System Trainer to be relocated as a result of the KC-46A allocations to McConnell AFB and Pease ANGB, New Hampshire.

The first KC-135 pilot flight simulator and the BOWST were relocated from McConnell AFB to Altus AFB, Oklahoma, in April 2015.

The second pilot simulator will be relocated from Pease ANGB to Pittsburgh ANGB, Pennsylvania, in October 2016.
The third pilot simulator is scheduled to be relocated from McConnell AFB to Rickenbacker ANGB in October 2017. A decision on the relocation of the remaining simulator is expected at a later date.

AMC operates 19 KC-135 pilot flight simulators and nine BOWSTs at 13 regional sites worldwide to support 42 KC-135 units.