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81st TRSS develops new trainer for aircraft ramp, door assembly; US Navy re-opens Norfolk powder coating facility
The 81st Training Support Squadron's (TRSS) trainer development flight is wrapping up another training enhancement project, this time for Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas. The trainer development team is making good use of its new high-tech facility, which opened a year ago to create a new C-130H and J ramp and door assembly simulator. The new project will allow students at Sheppard to learn how to operate an actual aircraft ramp and door assembly in a classroom environment. Tomme Lassabe, trainer development flight chief, said the device currently in use at Sheppard requires a 400-cycle power source to drive large hydraulic actuators.