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ROTC cadets receive a simulated ride in a C-5M

By Ben Faske | 433rd Airlift Wing Public Affairs | July 29, 2017

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas —

Reserve Officer Training Corps cadets taking part in Operations Air Force, a professional development training program for ROTC student across the United States, visited the 433rd Airlift Wing at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland to get a better understanding about the Air Force Reserve July 26, 2017.

The 24 cadets began their visit with a tour of the 433rd Maintenance Squadron's engine shop. They viewed a C-5M engine up close and asked questions about the intricacy's of the General Electric built engine.

After leaving the engine shop, the cadets visited the 733rd Training Squadron, where they got the chance to fly the C-5 simulator.

The simulator made quite the impression on cadet Andrew Olp, University of Wisconsin-Madison sophomore.

"Flying the simulator was hands down the greatest experiences of my life," Olp said. "It definitely gave me a better insight into what actually being a pilot is like, because I had never flown anything in my life before this."

The tour concluded with a C-5M Super Galaxy aircraft tour. The cadets were able to tour the flight deck, troop compartment and cargo hold.