Accession Number:

ADA234543

Title:

Night Training: A Better Way

Descriptive Note:

Research rept.

Corporate Author:

AIR WAR COLL MAXWELL AFB AL

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1990-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

42.0

Abstract:

With the advent of the F-15E, the LANTIRN F-16, and F-111 avionics overhauls, the TAF is equipping its aircraft with a robust capability to fight at night. Sadly, the TAFs flying training programs are not structured to do the same. In 1975, roughly half of all F-111 training was conducted at night, F-111 night training requirements are a mere 10 percent of what was formerly required. New night training programs associated with the F-15E and LANTIRN F-16 appear to be little better. The solution to the problem lies in revitalizing TACM 51-50 Tactical Aircrew Training Fighter. This study provides an outline, with accompanying rationale, for improving the quality of night training in the TAF. It does this by analyzing the current F-111 night training program. Key tenets of the study propose incorporating the following into TACM 51-50 more actual night low level training including a night low altitude step down training program night weapons qualification requirements night live ordnance deliveries and creation of a night Red Flag exercise totally dedicated to night combat preparation and training.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Aircraft Operations
  • Humanities and History

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE