Since depth perception is critical in air refueling but difficult to simulate FAAC has developed next-generation head-tracking technology, allowing the KC-135 BOSS to help trainees hone these important skills well before they ever leave the ground.
Despite its compact size, the KC-135 BOSS includes full scenario building capabilities and complete visual debriefing software. Trainers will be able to see exactly what the trainee saw and thus have the opportunity to point out to the trainee exactly what he or she should have been looking for. With an in-compartment touch-screen Instructor Operating System (IOS), there’s no need for the trainer to be present for every session, making it much easier for boom operators to schedule training and maintain proficiency.
The KC-135 BOSS supports the complete boom operator training curriculum (Initial Qualification, Difference Qualification, Certification, Re-qualification, Mission Certification and Instructor Upgrade Training) and meets Aerial Refueling Airplane Simulator Qualification (ARASQ) standards. It is designed for squadron level training and can be operated by unit personnel (with the option of dedicated on-site contractor).