New French Air Force Training Syllabus Emphasizes Gliding

Credit: PC-21: Adrian Pingstone
LONDON—The French Air Force is putting an increased emphasis on gliding skills for future pilots. As part of its Fomedec program, France is buying a fleet of Pilatus PC-21s with the aim of downloading some of the learning required to fly the Dassault Alpha Jet trainer. This will better prepare...
Tony Osborne

Based in London, Tony covers European defense programs. Prior to joining Aviation Week in November 2012, Tony was at Shephard Media Group where he was deputy editor for Rotorhub and Defence Helicopter magazines.

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