Ukrainian military pilots can master control of the American F-16 fighter in less than six months. This was stated in an interview with the British newspaper The Times by the head of aviation of the air force of the armed forces of Ukraine, Serhiy Golubtsov.
According to him, tests of Ukrainian military pilots in the United States have shown that they can master the F-16 fighters in less than six months.
Recall that previously, we learned that two Ukrainian pilots were in training at an air base in the United States. The pilots trained on the American F-16 fighter simulator. According to Sergey Golubtsov, the results exceeded the wildest expectations.
The two pilots spent three weeks there, training on the F-16 simulator for joint weapons flights. The results are very good: Ukrainian pilots can learn to fly and control the F-16’s weapons system in less than six months.
Golubtsov pointed out.
At the same time, he noted that the most competent Ukrainian pilots can master the American plane as soon as possible. The Chief of Air Force Aviation of the Armed Forces of Ukraine said that Americans highly value the skills of Ukrainian pilots. Although these two who trained at an air base in the United States were considered average pilots in their home countries.
Each pilot is unique, so there must be an individual training plan. But after this assessment, we can significantly reduce the training period, depending on the previous experience of Ukrainian pilots.
said Sergei Goloubtsov.
According to him, the high ratings of Ukrainian pilots received in the United States are another argument in favor of supplying American F-16 fighters to Ukraine.
Photos used: US Air Force
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