21st-century aircrew training

Column Commander’s Update Briefing

At the heart of any first-class air force is its training system, and although this is true for every role, this month’s column sees Air Power Association President, Air Marshal (ret’d) Greg Bagwell CB CBE focus on the aircrew element.

The Hawk T2 represents the current state-of-the-art for advanced training in the UK. While the T2 fleet at RAF Valley in Wales has now been split into two units – No IV (Army Cooperation) Squadron, nearest camera, and No 25 (Fighter) Squadron – capacity is limited and, as of this summer, fast jet pilots started training again on the old Hawk T1. Jamie Hunter

While modern teaching methods and technologies have had a significant impact on contemporary air forces’ approaches to training, it’s worth examining the wider context in which these developments have taken place.

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