After 22 years of operations, the Air Force concluded centrifuge training for aircrews at Holloman AFB, N.M, on Oct. 27, 2010. Personnel with Holloman's Physiological Training Center used the human centrifuge to expose pilots to the high G-forces that they would encounter in high-performance aircraft, like fighters. But under BRAC 2005, the Air Force is consolidating its centrifuge activities at Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio. Here, A1C Derrick Brown, training technician, lectures an F-16 pilot on anti-gravity straining maneuvers as the pilot spins in Holloman's centrifuge on the last day of its operations, Oct. 27, 2010.
Air Force photo by SrA. Veronica Stamps
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AB, Republic of Korea, over the city of Gunsan, on Dec. 1, 2017,
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