Illustrative photo from open sources
Experienced Ukrainian pilots will be able to undergo training in the USA on F-16 fighters in three months. This was stated by the director of the Air Force of the US National Guard, Michael Law, who was quoted by the Associated Press and Breaking Defense.
"For those who are already their experienced fighter pilot, making daily sorties, defending their homeland — I think three months — it's absolutely real", — said Michael Law.
At the same time, pilots who do not yet have fighter jet experience will undergo nine months of training.
It should be noted that the completion of training does not mean that pilots can immediately transfer to the F-16. The pilots will then go to Europe for additional training, after which commanders will make a decision on whether they are ready. Lo, it would be better if the representatives of the US European Command spoke.
According to him, in order to meet the short training period, it will be necessary to change some of its other international obligations regarding the training of pilots and bring Ukraine to the forefront.
< p>"This is a national priority", — said Lo.
Ukrainian pilots are expected to arrive at Morris National Guard Air Base. in Tucson, Arizona, until October. Pilots are now being tested for knowledge of the English language.
BAGNET reminds that Romania and the Netherlands want to create a joint test site for training F-16 pilots. The countries signed a letter of intent to create a base for pilot training and appropriate maintenance of these aircraft at one of the training centers in Romania.
Prepared by: Serhiy Daga