Rapid Strike Descends on Nellis

The Air Force will bring its new Rapid Strike state-of-the-art flight simulator to the Aviation Nation open house at Nellis AFB, Nev., from Nov. 9-11, said base officials. The trailer-borne system allows 12 to 14 people at one time to experience Air Force missions from a first-person perspective during a five-minute-long simulation, according to Nellis’ Nov. 2 release. The missions include an F-22 intercept, a remotely piloted combat aircraft hunting an adversary, and a special forces assignment, states the release. “We’re confident that everyone who engages in the Rapid Strike experience will gain a better understanding of how different Air Force career fields work together, contributing to overall mission success,” said Col. Marcus Johnson, Air Force Recruiting Service’s strategic marketing division chief. He added, “The simulator will demonstrate why we have the world’s greatest Air Force, but it also illustrates that we succeed as a team.”