S3 Provides Air Adversary Support to USAF Weapons School

S3 Provides Air Adversary Support to USAF Weapons School

Lancaster, TX – S3 and subcontractor VTS Aviation developed and recently presented the Mi-24 Combat Adversary Aviator Course to USAF Weapons School student pilots.  The pilots participated in challenging immersion training that featured the capabilities, functions, and tactical employment of the Russian Mi24D “Hind” Helicopter.  This was the first time since 2005 that USAFWS students have flown the Hind helicopter and the first RW Adversary Support to Nellis since 2009.

Former Weapons School Instructor/Hind Pilot John Totty of S3 and Hind Pilot Steve Davidson of VTS provided students with an aggressive flight training profile demonstrating the aircraft’s unique flight performance, including its handling characteristics, speed/bank limits, visual ranging rules, hover/load capabilities, and weapons system employment.  John Totty is the General Manager of S3’s wholly owned subsidiary, Kachemak Bay Flying Service (KBFS), offering flight training and operational aviation support to the USAF, USA, and other Federal agencies, as well as to commercial customers in Temple, TX and Crestview, FL.


The mission of the USAF Weapons School is to provide advanced training in weapons and tactics employment to officers of the combat air forces through graduate-level instructor courses.  Similar to the US Navy’s “Top Gun” school, the USAF Weapons School is the Service’s most demanding flight training and tactics course, graduating the most capable combat aviators in the world.


Published by: System Studies & Simulation, Inc. (S3)

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Last Updated 04/04/2024