Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:03 AM EDT2013-05-21 04:03:02 GMT
Paramedics tell us they're amazed no one was seriously hurt in a rush hour crash just outside Albany Monday evening. The driver of a pickup truck lost control on Philema Road just before 5:00. The truckMore >>
The driver of a pickup truck and his passenger walk away from the mangled wreckage after a crash.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:02 AM EDT2013-05-21 04:02:59 GMT
An unusual wreck on Albany's bypass Monday night left the highway littered with yard debris. About 9:30, a car collided with a trailer that was hauling tree limbs on the Liberty Expressway between theMore >>
Wrecked cars and yard debris slow traffic on Albany's bypass.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 11:45 PM EDT2013-05-21 03:45:07 GMT
Moultrie Police tell us they have the accused triggerman in a shooting in custody after two weeks on the run. Police arrested 19-year-old Darren Huntley over the weekend in Waycross. 22-year-old DominiqueMore >>
Moultrie Police tell us they have the accused triggerman in a shooting in custody after two weeks on the run.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 11:37 PM EDT2013-05-21 03:37:21 GMT
Students at a South Georgia University are working together to make it into the workforce. Nursing students at Georgia Southwestern asked business students to help them prepare for their job searches. HumanMore >>
Students at a South Georgia University are working together to make it into the workforce.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 11:28 PM EDT2013-05-21 03:28:47 GMT
A lot of South Georgians are all too familiar with the damage a tornado can do. An EF-3 tornado roared through Americus six years ago. It killed two people and destroyed Sumter Regional Hospital andMore >>
A lot of South Georgians are all too familiar with the damage a tornado can do.More >>
March 13, 2003
Lowndes County - Nicholas Stathopoulos is in his fifth week of T-6 pilot training. "The curriculum is hard but we've got great instructors and a great program here," said Stathopoulos.
The first few weeks of pilot training at Moody Air Force Base are filled with book work, computer activities, and lots of memorization. "We come in about 8 in the morning, do academics all day, go home and study, and come back to do the same the next day," said Stathopoulos.
Student pilots must know everything about their gear. If it isn't used right, the effects could be deadly. "This gear is extremely important and a life saving mechanism in their flights," said Abygayl Sanders, Training Support Squadron.
After about a month of classroom work comes the fun part of training, a T-6 flight simulator. "Simulator work is great because our instructors can put us in a dangerous situation that we have to figure out on our own, yet we're still safe in the simulator," Stathopoulos.
This simulator is an exact replica of the T-6 cockpit and gives a 270 degree view of what's going on outside. "It is the best preparation the students can possibly have for flying the plane," said Major Peter Fagan. "They can encounter stalls, rolls, and anything that could possibly happen in flight."
After several weeks of T-6 flight simulation, student pilots are ready to take on the aircraft. They must then complete another year and a half of training on other aircrafts before they're ready for a mission.