At Keesler Air Force Base, the 334th Training Squadron has adopted synthetic environment training to train airmen. Instructors can use the system to visually demonstrate a concept, which enhances the learning experience. This type of training is highly effective because it allows learners to apply and repeat their training immediately, which enhances their retention and understanding of the concepts.
Synthetic environment training also provides learners with a visual representation of complex scenarios. In the case of airfield management, it enables learners to visualize potential obstacles, such as cranes or trees, that can affect flight safety. This immersive and interactive learning experience is more effective in retaining information compared to traditional classroom training. Research shows that up to 70% of training memory is lost within the first 24 hours if there is no attempt to retain it. With synthetic environment training, learners can apply and repeat their training immediately, which enhances their retention and understanding of the concepts.