(From left) Cadet Senior Airman Paul Ferretti II, Cadet Airman VInny Wagner and Cadet Airman Trevor Fuller concentrate on their simulated mission. In the background is Cadet Tech. Sgt. Leo Malfara.
Cadet Senior Airman Andrew Harper (left) and Cadet Capt. Jacob Rutt, cadet commander for Harrisburg International Composite Squadron 306, use flight simulator software.
The Harrisburg squadron’s aerospace education officer, 2nd Lt. Jim Lichlyter, indicates a heading correction for the members of one cadet “flight crew,” then makes a point to others in the session.
Photos by 2nd Lt. Jennifer Lichlyter, Pennsylvania Wing
2nd Lt. Jennifer Lichlyter
Public Affairs Officer
Harrisburg International Composite Squadron 306
PENNSYLVANIA – Harrisburg International Composite Squadron 306 cadets weren't just flying simulated transport missions during a recent aerospace education program; they were also learning the importance of communication, mental math, problem-solving under pressure, teamwork and the four C’s for emergencies in flight – climb, communicate, confess and comply.
"These are lessons our cadets can use in all aspects of life: Think ahead, be prepared and never let your airplane (or car, or any other circumstance in life) take you anywhere your brain has not already been," said the squadron’s aerospace education officer, 2nd Lt. Jim Lichlyter.
The cadets were given a mission scenario of flying needed body parts to a regional trauma center in response to a major disaster.
Two cadet flight teams used flight simulator software to help carry out their missions. Each cadet was assigned a role to play, such as pilot, mission observer, mission scanner, air traffic controller, incident commander or support staff.