St. Louis volunteers preserve Trans World Airlines relic

July 15, 2018

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Volunteers are trying to ensure the legacy of Trans World Airlines isn’t forgotten in St. Louis.

KSDK-TV reports that several Trans World retirees are disassembling an old training simulator, one of the last artifacts from the airline’s glory days. The simulator located in St. Louis hasn’t been used since Trans World was acquired by American Airlines in 2001.

The St. Louis Lambert International Airport is donating the relic to the TWA Museum in Kansas City. The simulator was used for decades to help pilots and flight attendants prepare for emergencies.

Retired Trans World mechanic Greg Tyler says it simulates fires and turbulence.

Volunteers hope to have it fully taken apart by the end of July. The relic will then be reassembled in Kansas City to be displayed sometime next month.

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