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Britain is changing the system of training pilots

The British Defense Ministry signed a contract with the company Affinity Flying Services Limited worth £ 500 million to carry out initial and basic training for pilots on a contract basis, the blog reports bmpd with reference

Britain is changing the system of training pilots
Image of a Beechcraft T-6C Texan II turboprop training aircraft in British Air Force (T.1) coloring

“According to the contract, from 2019 to 2033, the company must provide two stages for the preparation of the flight personnel of the British armed forces, for which the company purchases and provides the appropriate aviation technique. Affinity Flying Services aircraft will carry British identification marks, designations and military numbers. In total, 230 pilots should be prepared annually, ”writes bmpd with reference to the company's website.

Turboprop training aircraft Grob G120TP

According to the resource, “the initial stage of flight training will be carried out on 23 light turboprop trainer aircraft Grob G120TP, which will receive the British military designation Prefect T.1”. And the main stage is “on ten Beechcraft T-6C Texan II training turboprop aircraft (for fighter pilots) and on five Embraer Phenom 100 re-equipped“ business jets ”(for multi-engined pilots).”

Embraer Phenom 100 business jet image painted in British Air Force (Phenom T.1)

Training on these types of aircraft will replace current training on the types of Grob G115E, Short Tucano T.1 and Beechcraft King Air 200 / 350.

“Subsequent (enhanced) training will be provided by the air forces themselves on BAE Systems Hawk T.2 (combat aviation pilots) and Beechcraft King Air 350ER (navigator and navigational personnel of naval aviation),” the website notes.

At the same time, the training of ground service specialists will be carried out by another private company, Ascent Flight Training (a joint venture of Lockheed Martin Corporation and the Babcock Group).

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  1. Finches
    Finches 8 February 2016 12: 04
    It was just that I had to introduce teachers of the Arabic language into the training .... The number of English-speaking pilots in Europe fell sharply! laughing
    1. vyinemeynen
      vyinemeynen 8 February 2016 12: 29
      "Training on these types of aircraft will replace the current training on types Grob"
      Symbolic name for the aircraft "GROB"
      1. Santa Fe
        Santa Fe 8 February 2016 12: 42
        Quote: vyinemeynen
        Symbolic name for the aircraft "GROB"

        In honor of the founder - Burchard Grob, German surname

        a small company from Germany, a manufacturer of light-engine aircraft

  2. gray_angel
    gray_angel 8 February 2016 12: 11
    the initial phase of flight training will be carried out on 23 light turboprop training aircraft Grob G120TP

    ... in vain they are so, we must start with corn winked
  3. corporal
    corporal 8 February 2016 12: 15
    In total, 230 pilots should be trained annually
    belay That is, the Britons are planning about 230 (well, minus the replacement of retired retirees) new planes each year?
    1. Vitaly72
      Vitaly72 9 February 2016 01: 10
      I may be dumb, but these 230 goals have to fly on something, will there be a queue for the airplanes?
  4. Mikhail Krapivin
    Mikhail Krapivin 8 February 2016 12: 16
    For some reason, I recalled a joke about how Britain decided to switch to a normal right-hand traffic. A competition was announced on the topic - how to do it as cheaply and efficiently as possible. The first place was won by the Russian government with a proposal to deliver to Britain five hundred Russian KamAZ trucks with our own drivers .. :)
  5. Dikson
    Dikson 8 February 2016 12: 17
    And meanwhile ... - Great Britain announced the conduct of exercises during which tactics of transferring armored vehicles to Eastern Europe will be worked out. The final destination will be Jordan. The exercises are preparing for the rapid deployment of British forces in Eastern Europe in the event of a conflict between Russia and NATO, sources told The Telegraph.
    Despite the fact that the exercises are taking place in Jordan, which borders Syria, they are not connected with the fight against the militants of the Islamic State terrorist group, banned in the Russian Federation.
    "This exercise is not against IS. In any case, we are more likely to prepare to join the United States in Ukraine than in Syria." "This is not the kind of force that needs to be sent to Aleppo to fight a bunch of jihadists," said one army source.
    Well, here's another news .. Everyone wants to participate in the cut of Syria .. It is strange that Israel is still silent ..

    And I did not suspect how much the geography on planet Earth has changed ... - Jordan turns out to be Eastern Europe ..
    1. Thunderbolt
      Thunderbolt 8 February 2016 13: 11
      Quote: Dikson
      we are more likely preparing to join the United States in Ukraine than in Syria
      Well, it is clear that under the guise of exercises they are transferring troops and equipment in order to engage in battle in the Syrian theater of operations or by handing out military equipment to the “needy” simply to help them with “good advice.” But I did not understand the passage about Ukraine. What forces and for what purpose they want to join the Americans in the Ukraine !!!? Are they in danger there that they need to join? ... Or is it such a translation or the interventionists have already completely cut it.
  6. guzik007
    guzik007 8 February 2016 12: 18
    So I want to ask, well, juleo, panimash, iglesias? Why do we need to know this?
  7. Aaron Zawi
    Aaron Zawi 8 February 2016 12: 20
    Elbit fit in while.

    The Israeli defense concern Elbit Maarahot announced its victory in the tender for the creation of a fleet of training aircraft for the British Air Force and their technical operation for 18 years. The contract was obtained jointly with the British company KBR.
    The contract is worth $ 713 million, of which half will go to the Israeli concern.
  8. Wolka
    Wolka 8 February 2016 12: 24
    that’s all, the old Englishwoman began to bustle, and then stink around ...
  9. denni
    denni 8 February 2016 12: 27
    Turboprop training aircraft Grob G120TP
    His name is not very good. I wouldn’t have come to such a mile
    1. Corsair0304
      Corsair0304 8 February 2016 12: 32
      Quote: denni
      His name is not very good

      "grob" - imprecise; rude; rough; those. fourth-class precision

      As the name implies - for rough (initial) training of pilots))
      1. Thrall
        Thrall 8 February 2016 12: 41
        Laughter, laughter, and there were such projects wink
        Automatic ejector of the Red Army G-39
        1. Thunderbolt
          Thunderbolt 8 February 2016 13: 15
          Quote: Thrall
          there were such projects
          That's why they are afraid of us. smile
  10. Corsair0304
    Corsair0304 8 February 2016 12: 27
    "According to the contract, the company must, from 2019 to 2033, provide two stages of training flight personnel of the British Armed Forces."

    And before that, how was it cooked? Why did you suddenly decide on innovations? and if for the 14 years of the contract they plan to train 3220 pilots (230 for 14 years), then where will the trained ones who are acting now get? The article involves more questions than information.
  11. Michael67
    Michael67 8 February 2016 12: 27
    It's good for a young British pilot to start with the Coffin plane. Positively.
  12. lukewarm
    lukewarm 8 February 2016 12: 31
    Turboprop training aircraft Grob G120TP

    I hope the pilots do not get into the dictionary. And then somehow gloomy. Learn to fly in a coffin.
  13. lukewarm
    lukewarm 8 February 2016 12: 34
    As I understood, the main idea of ​​the system is to give the training of pilots to private hands. The acquaintances froze. Serdyukov with his "suction". Maybe lease it, let the naglossax teach you how to cut correctly? In general, the trend is unhealthy. Even all states dissolve the reins and distribute everything to private traders.
  14. Pavlo555
    Pavlo555 8 February 2016 12: 42
    Judging by the number of pilots planned, this is their consumable ...
  15. Thunderbolt
    Thunderbolt 8 February 2016 12: 46
    turboprop training aircraft Rough G120TP
    An excellent name for a training aircraft!)))))) It's good that Serdyuk hasn't bought such for us in the wake of his hobby for all kinds of "Iveks".

    PS The new Luftwaffe pilots did something special before their first flights - they burned the coffin with their own fears. It was assumed that after this the pilots would not be afraid of anything at all.
  16. Red_Hamer
    Red_Hamer 8 February 2016 12: 56
    There in all the media, already news. Britain is practicing tactics of deploying troops over long distances, for a possible war with Russia, they are completely nuts!
  17. evge-malyshev
    evge-malyshev 8 February 2016 13: 08
    The giraffe is big. He knows better. But you can teach to fly on simulators. TCB is not needed. Next - two or three export ... The pilot is ready.
  18. triglav
    triglav 8 February 2016 14: 28
    The aircraft has an interesting name - "Grob G120TP". How many pilots will remain after training?
    1. Vitaly72
      Vitaly72 9 February 2016 01: 16
      There will remain those who did not have enough aircraft
  19. Vitaly72
    Vitaly72 9 February 2016 01: 19
    Comrades moderators, is it possible to make sure that this stinky striped rag would not shine on my name?
  20. Zaurbek
    Zaurbek 9 February 2016 19: 55
    You need to be cleansed from sins!