KC-46 training centre set to open
The US Air Force has dedicated its new training centre for the KC-46 Pegasus aircraft ahead of the commencement of training of students. The centre, at Altus Air Force Base, Oklahoma, has been named the Leverett Formal Training Center.
The formal training unit for the KC-46 – the 56th Air Refueling Squadron (ARS) – has also been activated.
The centre will serve as the first stop for all KC-46 aircrew. The 56th ARS will begin training aircrew members this fall. KC-46 aircrew students will train using pilot and boom operator simulators to conduct hands-on training before in-flight training missions.
Lt Gen Darryl Roberson, the Air Education and Training Command (AETC) commander, said: ‘Today’s event marks an important milestone for (AETC) and the US Air Force. Safety, proficiency and the ability to make the complex seem routine were the hallmark of the air force’s refuelling training with Altus AFB leading the way.’
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