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RAF Valley undergoes fast-jet training transformation

21st March 2022 - 14:00 GMT | by Trevor Nash in Holsworthy


Students using the T-6 DTT. (Photo: Ascent Flight Training)

The UK MoD and industry partner Ascent Flight Training are in the process of wrapping up their study into fast-jet pilot training with a more streamlined course expected to be the result.

A joint UK MoD and industry team is coming to the end of a project that is likely to alter the way that fast-jet training is conducted in the UK. 

Known as Additional Design Task 61 (ADT 61), this MoD-funded Fast Jet Transformation project was aimed at conducting R&D, experimentation and improved STE design to provide improved training to RAF and RN Fleet Air Arm fast-jet pilots as part of the Ascent-led Military Flying Training System (MFTS).

The project was conducted under the governance of the RAF’s Central Flying School and its Smith Barry Academy. The latter is tasked under

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Trevor Nash


Trevor Nash

After a career in the British Army, Trevor Nash worked in the simulation and training …

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