Inside Argentina's newly modernised military pilot training school

The Argentine Air Force Military Aviation School has completed a modernisation process that has made it one of the best equipped and most efficient in Latin America, as Santiago Rivas reports.

In the past five years the Escuela de Aviación Militar (EAM, Military Aviation School) has been the focus of the Fuerza Aérea Argentina (FAA, Argentine Air Force) as it takes its first step in a modernisation process. It is currently one of the best equipped units of the FAA and is changing the way the new pilots are prepared to ensure they ready for the new fighter the Air Force is aiming to buy. The EAM is the oldest FAA organisation, created in 1912 at El Palomar Air Base in Buenos Aires, remaining there until its new facilities in Córdoba were inaugurated in 1937.

Argentine Military Training Modernisation [via Santiago Rivas]
The three aircraft used by the EAM for training, seen flying together for the first time. They comprise (front to rear) Tecnam P2002JF Sierra E-551, Grob G120TP E-507 and Beechcraft T-6C+ Texan II E-308. The system developed to work with the three types is proving successful. Image via Santiago Rivas

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