The Spartan College of Aeronautics and Technology in Tulsa, Oklahoma provides comprehensive training for aspiring pilots. Our Aviation Flight Training Program and Instruction are designed to give students the opportunity to learn the topics and skills needed to be a safe and qualified pilot. The training will provide students with the experience needed to earn multiple Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) part 141 pilot certifications and qualifications. The Air Education and Training Command (AETC) is responsible for training air crews and air combat managers, as well as carrying out flight programs for cadets at the United States Air Force Academy.
They provide flight training to teach the principles and techniques used in the operation of advanced aircraft, as well as ground training to complement and reinforce flight training. Officer development training is also offered to strengthen leadership skills, officer qualities, and understanding of the military pilot's role as an officer and supervisor. Primary flight training is designed to teach the basic flight basics needed to safely operate any U. S.
Air Force aircraft and lays the foundation for the advanced phase and for future responsibilities as military officers and leaders. In addition to training RPA pilots and pilots, the AETC provides training for undergraduate combat systems officers; this training is held at NAS Pensacola, Florida. The UCT combines the skills of the old Navigator, Electronic Warfare Officer and Weapon Systems Officer lines to form an aviator who is an expert in advanced navigation systems, electronic warfare and the use of weapons. The primary phase of the UCT uses the T-6A and focuses on teaching students the basics of visual and instrumental navigation, while developing aerial skill and creating a base of mission management skills. The advanced phase of the training uses the T-1A aircraft modified by the CSO and the T-25 simulator for electronic combat.
In this final phase, student training focuses on advanced navigation techniques, radar interpretation, the principles of electronic warfare, the management of crew resources and the foundations of the use of weapons. Flight and mission management skills continue to be developed to ensure that graduates have the skills needed to succeed on a wide range of MWS tracking platforms. The AETC also provides training to enlisted aircrew for a wide variety of aircrew specialties, including flight engineers, air-to-air refueling platform operators, cargo managers, air gunners, air communications specialists, as well as the most recent specialty of enlisted aviators: the RPA sensor operator. Flight engineers are trained at Little Rock Air Force Base, platform operators are trained at Altus Air Force Base, and cargo managers are trained in Altus, Little Rock or JBSA-Lackland. Special mission aviators with helicopters and tilting rotors are trained at Kirtland Air Force Base and air communications specialists are trained at Keesler Air Base.
RPA sensor operators complete the 3-skill level award course at JBSA-Randolph over a period of six weeks, and learn the basics of full motion video, communications, different types of sensors, and the functions of the RPA team before attending the FTU. Student pilots will complete a training of private, instrumental, commercial and certified flight instructors, taught in a way focused on airlines. Once students have earned their first certificate or qualification in the Propel Flight Academy, they can apply to the Propel Pilot Career Path Program. Those who are selected must meet certain performance milestones during training. CAE operates and supplies the United States Air Force Initial Flight Training Program (IFT). The IFT program offers introductory flight training for all U.
Air Force pilots and remotely piloted aircraft operators beginning their careers in aviation. The Initial Flight Training (IFT) pilot route prepares candidates for specialized undergraduate pilot training (SUPT) by immersing themselves in a military flight training environment. The IFT program reflects the specialized undergraduate pilot training environment by including a military-style flight evaluation. The Initial Flight Training (IFT) course for remotely piloted aircraft (RPA) prepares candidates for RPA follow-up training by teaching flying with basic instruments, cross-country trips, solo cross-country trips and a night out. The training culminates in a comprehensive military-style flight evaluation. The Initial Flight Training Program (IFT) offers comprehensive pilot training in a military-like environment to prepare international student pilots for careers as military aviators.
International student pilot candidates will be trained as part of the IFT program following a foreign military sales contract with the U. S. CAE has a proven experience in establishing comprehensive flight schools for military pilots with expert academic and flight instructors using proven curricula to enable students to fly safely and progress through all phases of military pilot training. After starting their flight training, students can transfer college credit to Southeastern if they earn an FAA certificate or qualification at an accredited four-year college or university.