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For over fifty years, ETC Aircrew Training Systems has been designing, manufacturing, installing, and supporting aircrew training systems to the world's aeromedical community.

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AVIATION

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Helicopter Simulator to make UND a Training Destination
Visit ETC at AsMA's 92nd Annual Scientific Meeting, Booth 101, May 22 - 27, 2022 in Reno, Nevada

ETC will attend AsMA's 92nd Annual Scientific Meeting in Reno, Nevada on May 22 through May 27. ETC is proud to sponsor a number of events including the Reception to Honor Multi-National Members, Spatial Disorientation Researchers Breakfast, International Acceleration Interest Group Luncheon, and coffee and tea service in the exhibit hall. For more information on this year's meeting visit the meeting event page.

Altitude chambers hit rare 50,000-foot mark for manned research
Altitude Chambers Hit Rare 50,000-foot Mark for Manned Research
Jason Schaap | AFRL Public Affairs | April 25, 2022

Three of the lab’s Research Altitude Chambers, better known as the RACs, are now certified for manned research up to 50,000 feet. No other chambers in the DOD have the same man-rating certification. It’s a feat not easily found elsewhere as well, according to Maj. Sarah Kercher, an aerospace physiologist for the lab’s 711th Human Performance Wing.

Helicopter Simulator to make UND a Training Destination
Helicopter Simulator to make UND a Training Destination
Adam Kurtz | Grand Forks Herald | November 23, 2021

They're all trying to fix this problem of spatial disorientation in helicopters,” said Tom Zeidlik, director of aerospace physiology at UND. Once we get it, we will have the only one in existence outside of the military. Once it’s installed, Zeidlik said he anticipates an increase in the number of corporate helicopter pilots coming to UND for training.

GAT-HELO Rotary Wing Spatial Disorientation Trainer for University of North Dakota
ETC Awarded Contract from the University of North Dakota’s John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences
November 17, 2021

ETC's Aircrew Training Systems (“ATS”) unit, announced it was awarded a contract from the University of North Dakota’s John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences (“UND”) for its GAT-HELO, Rotary Wing Spatial Disorientation (“SD”) Trainer. The GAT-HELO is ETC’s most cost-effective, helicopter simulator capable of delivering general flight and spatial disorientation training. The specialized GAT-HELO motion platform is designed to create in-flight illusions authentically and safely.

Spaceflight training at the NASTAR Center
ETC's ATFS-400 Featured in Netflix's Countdown: Inspiration4 Mission to Space

ETC's ATFS-400 featured in episode three of Netflix's Countdown: Inspiration 4 Mission to Space. At ETC's NASTAR Center and utilizing an ATFS-400 human centrifuge, the crew underwent centrifuge training to prepare for the various dynamic situations encountered during spaceflight.

Protecting Aircrews Through Upset Prevention and Recovery Training (UPRT)
By Noemi Distefano | August 10, 2021

In this video, Noemi Distefano speaks to Glenn King, COO and director at the NASTAR Center, a division of training equipment manufacturer ETC, to obtain the company’s perspective on high-G and spatial disorientation training.

AFRL opens research altitude chambers, becomes force in aerospace physiology
AFRL opens research altitude chambers, becomes force in aerospace physiology
By Gina Marie Giardina, AFRL Public Affairs | May 28, 2021

On May 27, leadership and aerospace physiology experts from across the Air Force came together both in-person and virtually via Zoom in a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of the RAC, a family of four computer-controlled altitude chambers.

Inspiration4 crew completes centrifuge training
Inspiration4 crew completes centrifuge training
By John Kraus | April 11, 2021

At ETC's NASTAR Center, the crew underwent centrifuge training to prepare for the various dynamic situations encountered during spaceflight — including launch, reentry, ocean splashdown, and a potential in-flight abort scenario.

Space Training with human centrifuge
This is how (almost) anyone can train to be an astronaut
MIT Technology Review | March 24, 2021

Private astronaut missions are set to begin this year. But how do you prepare a civilian for spaceflight?

ATFS-400-31 AFRL human centrifuge part of NASA’s history-making launch
AFRL centrifuge part of NASA’s history-making launch
June 1, 2020

This centrifuge is the DoD’s only human-rated centrifuge, and it was designed to be agile and rapidly adaptable for any possible customer. Nearly two years ago, NASA was its first customer outside the DoD.