C-17 Aircrew Training Begins in Australia

Singapore Air Show » 2010
February 2, 2010, 8:02 PM

The first two Royal Australian Air Force C-17 pilots began training at a new aircrew training system (ATS) facility at RAAF Amberley, Queensland. The air force had previously undertaken its aircrew training in the U.S., and the Australian ATS is the first to be established overseas. Boeing Defense Australia instructors provide 350 hours of training to student pilots over a 100-day course, which includes 85 hours of computer-based training and 120 simulated flight-hours. The syllabus culminates in five flights in the C-17.

Share this...

Please Register

In order to leave comments you will now need to be a registered user. This change in policy is to protect our site from an increased number of spam comments. Additionally, in the near future you will be able to better manage your AIN subscriptions via this registration system. If you already have an account, click here to log in. Otherwise, click here to register.