U.S. Air Force Teaches Everyday Experiences Through Simulator

Flying a plane and jumping out of one is just a few of the things that some Sioux Falls students got the chance to experience Friday.

The U.S. Air Force brought it’s touring flight simulator to the Career and Technical Education Academy. Through the simulator, students got the feel for what’s it’s like to be in a real fighter plane. They also got to ride a dirt bike and fly a drone. A recruiter says no one has ever gotten sick on the simulator, but earlier in the day one student did press the emergency button because it was just too much for her.    

Recruiters say it’s a great tool to show students and the public what they actually do in the Air Force.

U.S. Air Force Sgt. Arthur Gordon said, “It really boils down to making sure that we can get an impact in the community. We want you to see what we do everyday and why we love doing the stuff that we do.”

The simulator will also be out at Badlands Pawn, open for the public to try, from 9 a.m until 3 p.m. Saturday. It will also be returning to Sioux Falls for the Air Show in July.