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A Euro-NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training Program student pilot, simulates flying a T-6 Texan II in a Operational Flight Training simulator at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, Dec. 10, 2019. The OFT can be used for multiple simulations as it has both the flight-deck simulator and a 360 field of view. It is also made in a way that tricks the users brain to make them feel as if they are actually turning, going up, etc.. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Pedro Tenorio)

A Euro-NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training Program student pilot, simulates flying a T-6 Texan II in a Operational Flight Training simulator at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, Dec. 10, 2019. The OFT can be used for multiple simulations as it has both the flight-deck simulator and a 360 field of view. It is also made in a way that tricks the users brain to make them feel as if they are actually turning, going up, etc.. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Pedro Tenorio)

An Euro-NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training Program student pilot uses a training simulator at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, Dec. 10, 2019. The student will learn on these simulators and get familiar with the instrument panel, controls, levers, taxiing, take offs, landings and basic flying before being able to get into an actual aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Pedro Tenorio)

An Euro-NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training Program student pilot uses a training simulator at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, Dec. 10, 2019. The student will learn on these simulators and get familiar with the instrument panel, controls, levers, taxiing, take offs, landings and basic flying before being able to get into an actual aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Pedro Tenorio)

An Euro-NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training Program student pilot uses red and blue planes to show aircraft formation types at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, Dec. 10, 2019. The red plane represents the "bandit plane" which basically means the "bad" plane, while the blue plane represents the ENJJPT pilot. Using the red and blue planes, the instructor can show different scenarios and where the ENJJPT pilots should be in each situation. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Pedro Tenorio)

An Euro-NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training Program student pilot uses red and blue planes to show aircraft formation types at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, Dec. 10, 2019. The red plane represents the "bandit plane" which basically means the "bad" plane, while the blue plane represents the ENJJPT pilot. Using the red and blue planes, the instructor can show different scenarios and where the ENJJPT pilots should be in each situation. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Pedro Tenorio)

Euro-NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training Program student pilots gear up at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, Dec. 10, 2019. Sheppard has pilots training almost 24/7 around the clock. Pilots either have mandatory flying times or could voluntarily sign up for extra training. With so many planes coming in and out of Sheppard, pilots have a strict schedule of where and when to be, including a set amount of time to gear up and get out to their plane. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Pedro Tenorio)

Euro-NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training Program student pilots gear up at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, Dec. 10, 2019. Sheppard has pilots training almost 24/7 around the clock. Pilots either have mandatory flying times or could voluntarily sign up for extra training. With so many planes coming in and out of Sheppard, pilots have a strict schedule of where and when to be, including a set amount of time to gear up and get out to their plane. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Pedro Tenorio)

Euro-NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training Program student pilots check their equipment before flying at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, Dec. 10, 2019. The pilots get their gear fitted first by the Aircrew Flight Equipment Airmen, but after the initial fitting, they will mostly be gearing up and preparing their equipment themselves. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Pedro Tenorio)

Euro-NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training Program student pilots check their equipment before flying at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, Dec. 10, 2019. The pilots get their gear fitted first by the Aircrew Flight Equipment Airmen, but after the initial fitting, they will mostly be gearing up and preparing their equipment themselves before each flight. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Pedro Tenorio)

Euro-NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training Program student pilots use virtual reality headsets at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, Dec. 10, 2019. The ENJJPT program allows student pilots access to the Spark Cell at Sheppard. The Spark Cell incorporates virtual and augmented reality into the student pilots training. They are allowed to check out headsets or schedule time to use the stations to continue their training without having to get into an actual plane. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Pedro Tenorio)

Euro-NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training Program student pilots use virtual reality headsets at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, Dec. 10, 2019. The ENJJPT program allows student pilots access to the Spark Cell at Sheppard. The Spark Cell incorporates virtual and augmented reality into the student pilots training. They are allowed to check out headsets or schedule time to use the stations to continue their training without having to get into an actual plane. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Pedro Tenorio)

An Euro-NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training Program student pilots uses a virtual reality station at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, Dec. 10, 2019. The ENJJPT program allows student pilots access to the Spark Cell at Sheppard. The Spark Cell incorporates virtual and augmented reality into the student pilots training. They are allowed to check out headsets or schedule time to use the stations to continue their training without having to get into an actual plane. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Pedro Tenorio)

An Euro-NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training Program student pilots uses a virtual reality station at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, Dec. 10, 2019. The ENJJPT program allows student pilots access to the Spark Cell at Sheppard. The Spark Cell incorporates virtual and augmented reality into the student pilots training. They are allowed to check out headsets or schedule time to use the stations to continue their training without having to get into an actual plane. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Pedro Tenorio)

An Euro-NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training Program student pilots uses a virtual reality station at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, Dec. 10, 2019. The ENJJPT program allows student pilots access to the Spark Cell at Sheppard. The Spark Cell incorporates virtual and augmented reality into the student pilots training. They are allowed to check out headsets or schedule time to use the stations to continue their training without having to get into an actual plane. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Pedro Tenorio)

An Euro-NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training Program student pilots uses a virtual reality station at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, Dec. 10, 2019. The ENJJPT program allows student pilots access to the Spark Cell at Sheppard. The Spark Cell incorporates virtual and augmented reality into the student pilots training. They are allowed to check out headsets or schedule time to use the stations to continue their training without having to get into an actual plane. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Pedro Tenorio)

A Euro-NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training Program student pilot uses a virtual reality headset at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, Dec. 10, 2019. ENJJPT has a program called the Spark Cell, which incorporates virtual and augmented reality into pilot training. It is part of the Air Force's push to innovate training as technology advances further. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Pedro Tenorio)

A Euro-NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training Program student pilot uses a virtual reality headset at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, Dec. 10, 2019. ENJJPT has a program called the Spark Cell, which incorporates virtual and augmented reality into pilot training. It is part of the Air Force's push to innovate training as technology advances further. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Pedro Tenorio)

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