U.S. Navy looks to amusement park industry for training exercise.

Posted Wednesday, March 27, 2002 7:28 AM | Contributed by Chitown

Under a one-time deal with Universal Studios director Marc Watson, US Navy recruits will be part of a three-act scenario on a mock ship when they go through what serves as their final exam before becoming sailors. Navy officials and Watson said the animation and computer simulation used for the theme rides will provide better teaching tools and more realistic conditions for recruits at the new battle stations training area planned for Great Lakes.

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Wednesday, March 27, 2002 8:04 AM
Cool..mabye they will use a roller coaster for a G force test on new recrutes

---- IGGY .

Wednesday, March 27, 2002 8:16 AM
Yeah I thought about that too, but roller coasters don't have nearly enough g-forces to put a pilot through a stress test. Don't they go through tests that pull something rediculously high as 10 G's?

I tried to sign my name here but the ink didn't stay on the screen.

Wednesday, March 27, 2002 8:18 AM

OK, where do I sign up?!?

Whaaat? I'm too old? But I rode Hulk like four times in a day...

Bob Hansen

Bolliger/Mabillard for President/VP 2004

Wednesday, March 27, 2002 9:54 AM
They could ride one of Anton's coasters :)

Off with the trims!
My fellow Americans; Let's Roll!

Wednesday, March 27, 2002 11:33 AM

Dudes, foret he whole Coasters as G-Force things...they have Centrifuges for that testing. Centrifuges which apply the G-forces over an extended period of time, not for a split second like on coasters.

Anyways, the Twister setup was great, and very realistic. I haven't done Backdraft but from what I've heard, if they use this technology in training, we'll be pretty well off.

-Kyle Brylczyk


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