Monday, January 14, 2013

We “Flew” the Raptor

And discovered our common purpose
by Gregory L.

I ran the F-22 Simulator Facility at Edwards Air Force Base and was told that only pilots and engineers were allowed. I pushed for everyone to fly the simulator so that they knew how their job related to the program. It finally happened, and we had a full schedule. Mechanics, munition loaders, security staff, engineers, photographers and others came and flew. They learned, they enjoyed it, and I was told many times that they feel better about their job. And, I felt better about my job. 

The F-22 pushed the envelope of technological innovation.