Friday, February 7, 2020
The National Commission on Military Aviation Safety (NCMAS) visited Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Jan. 15 to examine the full range of training and equipment issues associated with military aviation safety. During the visit, the NCMAS staff met with 128th Aviation Brigade leadership, training instructors and students to get a better idea of the role the unit plays in Army aviation. The Chairman of NCMAS retired U.S. Army Gen. Richard Cody had the opportunity to see firsthand the classroom and hands on training used to train our future Aviation Leaders including the Chinook Helicopter Maintenance Trainer (CHMT) and Chinook Virtual Interactive Environment (VIE) as seen in the picture – both developed by LSI. General Cody stated, “The instructors have the capability to use virtual reality to input faults and have the students troubleshoot and diagnose different problem sets, which broadens their knowledge tremendously. The schoolhouse does a great job balancing the computer based training with actual hands-on training.” LSI has also delivered Apache Maintenance Trainers (multiple variants), Apache VIE and the Black Hawk Maintenance Trainer (BHMT) to the 128th Aviation Brigade.