Master Sgt. David Snowman of the 51st Fighter Wing tries out an F-35 Lightning II simulator at Osan Air Base, South Korea, Thursday, Oct. 24, 2019. (MATTHEW KEELER/STARS AND STRIPES)
Master Sgt. David Snowman of the 51st Fighter Wing tries out an F-35 Lightning II simulator at Osan Air Base, South Korea, Thursday, Oct. 24, 2019. (MATTHEW KEELER/STARS AND STRIPES)

Hundreds of airmen try out F-35 stealth fighter during simulator’s visit to South Korea

by Matthew Keeler
Stars and Stripes

OSAN AIR BASE, South Korea — Airmen in South Korea recently got a chance to learn about the tactical capabilities of the F-35 Lightning II and operate the stealth fighter in a full-size cockpit simulator provided by engineers from Lockheed Martin Aeronautics.

A simulator demonstration team from Lockheed Martin attended the International Aerospace & Defense Exhibition last week in Seoul. Before leaving the peninsula, retired Air Force Maj. Gen. Bob DuLaney — now an F-35 customer engagement representative for the company — arranged for the simulator to spend Wednesday and Thursday at Osan, where more than 200 airmen experienced the advanced jet.

“We bring the simulator to Air Force bases so the airmen can see, touch and ask questions about the airplane,” DuLaney said Thursday. “There are airmen here that are seeing this airplane because the South Korea air force have three on the peninsula and airmen don’t know much about it.”

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