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Chief of Trainer Development

982nd MXS

Flight Chief for Trainer Development

982nd MXS

Chief of the Trainer Development Flight

982nd Maintenance Squadron

Trainer

Sheppard

Chief of Trainer Development Flight

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"Our flight is tasked with manufacturing ...

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"Our flight is tasked with manufacturing trainers for the Air Force, mainly for Sheppard Air Force Base, and in doing that, we're always looking at the latest technology that is out there," Mitch Weatherly, chief of trainer development for the 982nd MXS, said.

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Weatherly said the team has earned the Chief of Staff Team Excellence award recognition at both the Sheppard and the Air Education and Training Command levels for their work in combining two technologies, 3-D laser scanning, and fuse deposition modeling or FDM, for short.
Jason Palmer/Times Record NewsCarl Cummings, engineering tech with the 982nd Maintenance Squadron, uses a laser to scan a model of the F-22. The 982nd team won an AETC Chief of Staff Team Excellence Award for their work with 3-D Scanning and Fuse Deposition Modeling in building training tools for students and instructors at Sheppard.Jason Palmer/Times Record NewsCarl Cummings, engineering tech with the 982nd Maintenance Squadron, uses a laser to scan a model of the F-22.The 982nd team won an AETC Chief of Staff Team Excellence Award for their work with 3-D Scanning and Fuse Deposition Modeling in building training tools for students and instructors at Sheppard.
"Trainer production without this process was around 415 trainers in a four-year time span," Weatherly said."Now we have 3,800 trainers out the door in that same time frame."
He also said the new process of using 3-D laser scanning and FDM technology to produce trainers for students training on such topics as explosive ordnance devices, F-22 maintenance and Predator maintenance saves money as well.
"We always have to think about cost, cost is important, because it saves tax money," Weatherly said."From 1999-2003, we saved about $551,000.We've saved $5.9 million since we started this process in 2004."
He said the reason for the increase in production and decrease in costs is that before, for example, when an EOD was needed for training purposes, an engineer would actually have to use scales and calipers to draw a blueprint of the needed EOD.Now, a computer is used to scan in a digital image of the item, which is then "cleaned up" using special software.Weatherly said the image is then transferred to the FDM machine and is manufactured in plastic layers using lasers.
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The end product is a model that is exactly like a piece of ordnance, an engine part or even an entire model of aircraft that Weatherly said students can use during their instruction to gain hands-on experience.


The Sheppard Senator

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Mitch Weatherly, the flight chief for trainer development at the 982nd MXS, said the aircraft was on the 82nd Training Wing training ramp for some time until it was no longer suitable for maintenance training.The trainer sat on the DRMO ramp north of the 80th Flying Training Wing and was scheduled for destruction."It was kind of like a hand-me-down," he said."Instead of going out and getting what we needed, we used what we had here."Requesting the trainer from a civilian contractor would have been a multi-million dollar project, Mr. Weatherly said.

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Mr. Weatherly and Mr. Witt said it was important to ensure the realistic nature of the aircraft was kept in order to maintain the high operations tempo of train today and deploy tomorrow of the Air Force.
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Moving the aircraft wasn't as simple as hooking it up to a truck and towing it to the site, Mr. Weatherly said.Several on and off base agencies had to be in complete cooperation in order for the move to be successful.Personnel from airfield management, security forces, civil engineer, the 381st TRS and 982nd MXS as well as TXU Energy and the Wichita Falls Municipal Airport were key players in the April 2 journey."For something that involved so many different units, this went smoothly," Mr. Weatherly said.


The MQ-1 Predator, an unmanned airborne ...

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The MQ-1 Predator, an unmanned airborne surveillance and reconnaissance craft, is small but mighty in its use as a trainer at Sheppard, according to Mitch Weatherly, chief of the Trainer Development Flight for the 982nd Maintenance Squadron.

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"Right now this aircraft is being used to train weapons troops how to load the weapons onto it," Weatherly said.


Times Record News: Local News

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Mitch Weatherly, chief of trainer development flight, made the nomination.He said the distinction is well deserved.

"He's an individual who goes beyond barriers," he said.

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