Alternatives for Future Undergraduate Pilot Training,
AIR TRAINING COMMAND RANDOLPH AFB TX DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS ANALYSIS
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The Air Training Command was requested to develop and examine alternatives for replacement of the aging T-37 along with options which provide a more economically trained graduate. This study reports the results of that examination. Training requirements for UPT Undergraduate Pilot Training unchanged in the future, with the emphasis remaining on the acquisition of basic flying skills. A specialized pilot training system is required to effectively teach the 30 identified training requirements. Procurement of new aircraft is required to replace the T-37 and inaugurate specialized pilot training. T-38 fleet life can be extended ten years by conversion to a specialized UPT system. Acquisition and life cycle costs favor a three aircraft specialized UPT system a primary aircraft replacement for the T-37, a new TTB Tanker-Transport-Bomber trainer, and use of the T-38 as a FAIR Fighter-Attack-Interceptor-Reconnaissance trainer.
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