Photo Credit: Tommy Gilligan, West Point Public Affairs
Class of 2011 Cadet Quinton Fenley runs through the pre-flight simulation during Projects Day, April 28, in Mahan Hall. Fenley and the team of 18 cadets developed a prototype cockpit to compete against other service academies in the Boeing Crew System of the Future 2035 competition. The task of this competition was to design the crew system of the year 2035. In this, each team must develop a crew system design concept and crew station mock-up that ensures mission success and pilot safety. Cadets and midshipmen were given liberty to choose how to present this in the most appropriate and cost-effective way-electronic simulations, analytic tools, trade studies, desktop models, charts and so on.