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Presently 75 PC-7 MK-II aircraft are contracted as Basic Trainer Aircraft (BTA) for the IAF. Sixty aircraft would be utilised for basic training of all the trainees at AFA. Remaining 15 aircraft would be based at Flying Instructors’ School (FIS), Air Force Station, Tambaram
Commandant, Air Force Academy, Dundigal, Air Marshal Ravi Burli
 
Commandant Air Force Academy Please elaborate on the training system that has been acquired as part of the PC-7 MK-II contract.
Seventy-five Basic Trainer Aircraft (BTA) are being procured along with associated equipment from M/S Pilatus, Switzerland, for the Indian Air Force (IAF). Synthetic training and Ground Mission Debrief is an integral part of flying training curriculum during training of pilots across the world. In order to make the training of pilots effective, efficient and economical, the following Synthetic Training Equipment (STE) has been contracted.

• Fixed Base Full Mission Simulator (FBFMS).

• Cockpit Procedure Trainer (CPT).

• Avionic Part Task Trainer (APTT).

Along with the Synthetic Training Equipment, Ground Mission Debrief Systems (GMDS) are also being procured for detailed debrief for the mission flown on the aircraft.

Will all PC-7 MK-II aircraft be based at AFA or will some aircraft be based elsewhere?
Presently 75 PC-7 MK-II aircraft are contracted as BTA for the IAF. Sixty aircraft would be utilised for basic training of all the trainees at AFA. Remaining 15 aircraft would be based at Air Force Station, Tambaram where training for the instructors would be undertaken on PC-7 MK-II aircraft at Flying Instructors’ School (FIS).

What has been the training pattern in terms of aircraft before the arrival of the PC-7 MK-II and following grounding of HPT-32?
The basic flying training over the past two decades was being carried out on HPT-32 aircraft, however due to some unforeseen technical problems it had to be withdrawn unexpectedly in 2009. This led to the basic flying training being carried out on the Kiran Mk I/IA jet trainer. Due to an ageing fleet and limited availability of flying on Kiran Mk I/IA aircraft, the basic training syllabus was reduced to 25 hours (including one solo) before trifurcation of trainees into fighters, helicopters and transport streams of flying branch. Trainees selected to undergo fighter training were given 10 hours extra (including three solos) before commencement of Stage-II training. Trainees selected to undergo transport and helicopter training were sent to Transport Training at Yelahanka (near Bengaluru) and Helicopter Training School at Hakimpet (near Hyderabad) respectively. This pattern was further changed to bifurcation of trainees before commencement of Stage-I training into Fixed Wing (Fighter & Transport) and Helicopters. The Stage-I training for both fixed as well as rotary wing was being conducted at Air Force Academy.

 
 
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