Watch a fascinating and informative documentary that profiles one of America's greatest military aircraft: the B-2 stealth bomber. In this segment you'll learn about flight Simulators.
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Rob Southerland: The B-2 stimulator is pretty much, what we use as, we call it a WIST, a weapon systems trainer. The B-2 is such an expensive aircraft to fly and maintain. We now have the time or the capability of flight as much as we would like. So therefore we use that stimulator. Now, as for as the stim is concerned, we can go in and stimulate anything that we can do in the actual aircraft. Weapons releases, weather, formation, it allows to do that with computers and saves a tax payer a lot of money as opposed to taking this aircraft up and having to maintain it and spend additional money. We also use it a lot for tours because, a lot of people see the B-2 and they want to become familiar with it. Where the Stim is something we can use and show the public where their money is paid for and the capabilities it has to offer.
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