Cutting a ribbon at NFARS
By Public Affairs Office, 914th Airlift Wing
/ Published August 22, 2016
NIAGARA FALLS AIR RESERVE STATION --
The Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2016 for the new flight simulator building. This event was attended by several local elected officials and civic leaders.
This $5.2 million project will continue efforts to provide the opportunity for more efficient military operations in Western New York. The simulator is designed to bring Airmen from across the country to train at the base.
“This 11,250 square-foot facility is slated to house a state-of-the-art simulator which will have full-motion and visibility and provide a platform to fulfill flight training at a lower cost,” said Col. Brian Bowman, 914th Airlift Wing Commander. “The site can host more than 450 students a year and provide 18 full-time jobs. This building is complete and capable of taking a simulator right away.”
The flight simulator took just over two years to complete. It was designed to showcase Niagara Falls ARS as a great location to host a simulator and training missions for the 914 AW and other flying missions.