Coast Guard Academy airs out simulators

Capt. Theodore Le Feuvre, Lt. Tiffany St. George, Capt. Kevin Marshal, Capt. Ray Clark and Lt. Cmdr. Eric Vogerbacher

Courtesy of the Coast Guard PAC Scott Epperson

Cadet Christen Polyak and Lt. Tiffany St. George

Courtesy of the Coast Guard PAC Scott Epperson

Students at the Coast Guard Academy in New London, Conn., are getting some early flight training with two simulators the academy unveiled last month.

The two 'microsimulators,' which each cost about $25,000, let students train on mock-ups of the T-34 Naval Flight Trainer they'll use at flight school in Pensacola, Fla.

The simulators, updated editions of the ones at Pensacola, let students simulate flying in and out of several training bases and give them a feel for the cockpit, emergency procedures and flight characteristics of the training craft they will fly.

Capt. Theodore Le Feuvre tries one of the new microsimulators recently while, left to right, Lt. Tiffany St. George, Capt. Kevin Marshal, Capt. Ray Clark and Lt. Cmdr. Eric Vogerbacher watch.

Cadet Christen Polyak flies one of the simulators as Lt. Tiffany St. George instructs.

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