Importance of Natural Resources

Inside a B-52 • Nellis Air Force Base


(soft music) (light techno music) – Hey, A1C Davis. I’m with the United States
Guidance Control shop. We’re here at Nellis
Red Flag Air Force Base. And this is an ECA. Stands for electronic control amplifier. It’s a computer that uses our AHRS, our attitude heading and reference system. Puts all that together, the
brains of the operation. And all these wires that come out of it, go to different systems
to kind of communicate with a lot of different parts of the jet. But this one specifically right here, it goes down here to this right here. And that is a gyro reference unit. Its spinning disc spins super fast. Basically uses its, the inertia of it to kind of give you the gist
of what the aircraft’s doing and where it’s heading. So I’ll send you upstairs
to my counterpart. Nick can explain the rest of the system. (light techno music) – I’m A1C O’Meara, with the 96th AMU
Guidance and Control Troop and I’m gonna tell you
about our HSI and our ADI. This is our ADI, the attitude directional indicator. It shows the aircrew a
reference to the ground that they are traveling at. It also shows some pitch
command steering bars and some roll command steering bars that also help guide them
with how they need to travel. This is our HSI, the horizontal situation indicator. It shows the bearing to the aircrew and it also gives them
course deviation indications. (light techno music) – And I’m Sergeant West. I’m the guidance and control craftsman and today I’m gonna talk to you about our autopilot system which
is our final component of our attitude and
heading reference system. This component here is our
autopilot control panel. This control panel is
what our aircrews use to turn autopilot on and off and
control all of the functions of autopilot. The autopilot control
panel works in conjunction with our autopilot flight controller, and this component is
what our aircrews use to maneuver and navigate with autopilot. All these components combined are what make AHRS the
important system that it is. And this is only one of
the many critical tasks that the 96th Aircraft Maintenance Unit performs to ensure that the aircrew get the experience they need at Nellis Red Flag.


Reader Comments

  1. Now mind you im sittin in an apt with an old navy seal who had been the victim of shock therapy when he was a kid and he cant handle my powerful statement. I want to sit in the pentagon with friends

  2. THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE!!! IT’S YOU AMAZINGLY BRAVE AND SELFLESS SOLDIERS THAT ALLOW US AMERICANS TO LIVE WITH PEACE AND FREEDOM!!! AGAIN I SAY “THANK YOU!!!” ???

  3. Educate a child university degree.teach to fly a plane..then drop high exsplosives on children… thanks for your service.. FFS.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *