(electronic translation) In order to improve the training of helicopter pilots UH-60L, the Minister of Defense, Juan Carlos Pinzón Well, today delivered to the Colombian Air Force (FAC) art simulator in Melgar (Tolima).
The sophisticated equipment is the exact replica of a cockpit of these aircraft, known as Black Hawk, has all the tools, systems and functions of a standard helicopter, which will ensure optimum training Colombian pilots as instructors and class subsequently train other men, according to the operational needs of the Colombian Armed Forces. The device comes from the United States and was acquired through the implementation of the Industrial Policy and Social Co-Offset. Was inducted into the Air Combat Command and number 4 in Melgar joins simulators and UH-1H Huey II helicopters have School of the security forces. With the commissioning of the simulator, only in Latin America, decrease costs, as there will be the need to send pilots to train abroad. Moreover, in the near future, will provide training to other countries in the region in this team, which seeks to consolidate Colombia in the instruction military and police personnel. Only last year were trained in different areas 3252 foreign students, including 24 Mexican pilots and four Dominicans. Argentina, Chile, Brazil and Mexico have this Black Hawk helicopters, so crews can come to the country to train and meet one the objectives of the International Cooperation Strategy of Colombia.