Thursday 21 April - 11:53h | News & Press updates
The third edition of EART is in full operation with four different tankers from the Netherlands, France, Germany and Italy.
Over the past years EATC has further developed and refined the EART training concept. The main objective is to train tankers crews in multinational and complex air operations. Then EART also aims at providing specific training out of the range of the participants’ national daily training: academics, mentors, air refuelling operators, crews, planners,taskers, engineers, etc… are training together for two weeks, cooperating in a multinational environment, building up interoperability with their counterparts.
Major Domenico, pilot with the Italian Air Force, and Major Jerôme, navigator with the French Air Force, have participated in EART 2016. Here are their impressions.
“Basically, we are requested to replicate abroad the same level of expertise owned at home.“
Major Jerôme was integrated as a mentor into the French detachment. His tasks included to accompany crews of any nationality during their flights, to debrief after the flight and to help improving procedures. The French tanker was a C135 FR.
“We should be very proud the way we train. “
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