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Jet Aircraft For Military Aviator Training

A trainer is a class of aircraft designed specifically to facilitate in-flight training of pilots and aircrews. The use of a dedicated trainer aircraft with additional safety features - such as tandem flight controls, forgiving flight characteristics and a simplified cockpit arrangement - allows pilots-in-training to safely advance their real-time piloting, navigation and/or war fighting skills without the danger of overextending their abilities alone in a fully featured aircraft.

Stage III - Advanced Jet Trainers (AJT) was designed for training fighter pilots

AJT is normally a total training system, including simulators, classroom trainers and the aircraft. Airframe builder will have to work with the engine supplier and probably teamed up with local defense company to compete for the project. The ground-based training system to support the an the aircraft could be a third partner of the consortium.

Trainees are destined to fly the latest 4th and 5th generation fighters. There are two main areas for instruction - flight training and operational training. In flight training a candidate seeks to develop their flying skills. In operational training the candidate learns to use his or her flying skills through simulated combat, attack and fighter techniques. Aircraft used for this purpose include the Alenia Aermacchi MB-339 and the BAE Hawk.

Updated On: 15.02.10