Wright-Patt centrifuge operations delayed until March

Published: Monday, January 29, 2018 @ 8:50 AM

The Air Force is in the testing phase of a human-rated centrifuge for gravity training and research at the 711th Human Performance Wing on Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. At the base where g-force training and research has been conducted since the dawn of the jet age, this new centrifuge will replace others in the Department of Defense, including one that is already mothballed in Building 33. Maintaining fighter pilot g-tolerance is a critical part of flight physiology as the performance of the latest generation of fighter aircraft become more demanding of the pilots. TY GREENLEES / STAFF FILE PHOTO
The Air Force is in the testing phase of a human-rated centrifuge for gravity training and research at the 711th Human Performance Wing on Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. At the base where g-force training and research has been conducted since the dawn of the jet age, this new centrifuge will replace others in the Department of Defense, including one that is already mothballed in Building 33. Maintaining fighter pilot g-tolerance is a critical part of flight physiology as the performance of the latest generation of fighter aircraft become more demanding of the pilots. TY GREENLEES / STAFF FILE PHOTO

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