Jet Fighter Simulators to be Part of National Engineers Week at UTEP
February 12, 2015 | UNIVERSITY COMMUNICATIONS
What: Lockheed Martin Fighter Jet Simulators
When: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, Feb. 17-18, and 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 19
Where: UTEP Engineering Building Foyer
To celebrate National Engineers Week in February, The University of Texas at El Paso's College of Engineering will host Lockheed Martin Fighter Jet simulators. The public and media are invited to come and experience the excitement of flying a fighter jet.
Lockheed pilots will demonstrate how to fly using F-16 and F-22 flight simulators, which are used to train fighter pilots. Students and visitors will have the opportunity to experience take off, launching missiles and flight formations, as well as landing the aircraft in real-world conditions.
As a part of UTEP's community outreach, Montwood, Burges, Eastwood and Loretto Academy high schools, among others, will visit the campus to experience the flight simulators as well as tour the College of Engineering facilities.
Lockheed Martin will set up an information and corporate recruitment table and will accept resumes for internships and full-time hires.
"Lockheed partners with UTEP for the development of future talent for America's need to enforce the importance of STEM-related fields," said David Rapisand, director of overhead control and financial management for Lockheed Martin.