Flight simulator facility for F-35 pilots complete at MCAS-Yuma

Flight simulator facility for F-35 pilots complete at MCAS-Yuma

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Yuma, AZ - Marine Corps Air Station Yuma is the future home of the first F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Jet in the country.

MCAS says the construction of a the flight simulator facility is now complete. The project started in June.

The simulator will allow pilots to train virtually before conducting flight operations in the actual aircraft.

The flight simulator facility is the second of its kind in the country. It's a part of $150-Million construction project at MCAS that will take place over the next several years.

Yuma will start getting F-35s later this year and they will eventually have five squadrons each with 16 aircraft and one operational test and evaluation squadron of eight aircraft.

They'll replace Yuma's 56 AV-8B Harriers.

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