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Ukrainian pilots begin flying F-16 fighters as Norway releases two jets for training

3rd January 2024 - 13:30 GMT | by Norbert Neumann in London

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Pilots of the Ukrainian Air Force began receiving flying training from the RAF in August 2023. (Photo: Lockheed Martin)

Ukrainian pilots have progressed from working on foundational flight skills in the UK to advanced F-16 Fighting Falcon instruction in Denmark.

Ukrainian pilots have been receiving comprehensive training through an international coalition effort, progressing from foundational flight skills in the UK to advanced F-16 instruction in Denmark, supported by multiple nations aiming to enhance Kyiv's air defence capabilities.

The UK MoD announced at the end of 2023 that Ukraine's pilots have been actively participating in an advanced training programme in Denmark to operate F-16 Fighting Falcon jets, following basic training in the UK.

Pilots of the Ukrainian Air Force began receiving training from the Royal Air Force (RAF) in August last year as part of the UK’s contribution to the international Air

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Norbert is the Aviation, Military Training & Simulation reporter at Shephard Media. Before joining Shephard in …

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