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USAF seeks higher pilot throughput

17th February 2021 - 11:45 GMT | by Trevor Nash in Holsworthy

The USAF continues to work with industry to implement a revolutionary new approach to training to address a pilot shortfall.

The Pilot Training Transformation 2.5 (PTT 2.5) programme for the USAF has taken another step forward with the completion of a set of trials at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph to test a new Immersive Training Device (ITD).

The trials were conducted in conjunction with 559th Flying Training Squadron (FTS) and used T-6B Texan II students and instructors. The ITDs are AI-based virtual reality synthetic training systems that are being used in parallel with USAF Undergraduate Pilot and Pilot Instructor Training courses.

PTT is receiving high priority as the USAF continues to focus on reducing its pilot shortfall that currently stands

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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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