Between 18 February and 2 March 2018 the European Tactical Airlift Program – Course 18-01 (ETAP-C) took place in Zaragoza (Spain). The course was organized by the ETAC (European Tactical Airilift Centre) and supported by EATC.
Five EATC member nations, around 200 people, participated to the course with their air transport assets: C-160 from Germany, C-130H for the Netherlands, CN-235 from France, C-295M from Spain and C-130H from Belgium. The course gave to the crews the opportunity to train in two different scenario: 6 crews attended the “Single Aircraft Course” during the daylight and 3 crews attended the “Night course”. During the course period they accomplished 95 missions.
EATC provided training syllabi, certified the courses and supervised the consistency of airlift training. In general EATC was deeply involved in the development and implementation of ETAP-C 18-01, in particular regarding the use of a standardized documents and procedures.
The course was supported by EATC personnel employed in “key” positions: one “course director” (for the Single Aircraft Course and for the Night Course), two “training supervisors” (one for the Single Aircraft Course and one for the Night Course), one “Air Delivery Coordinator” and one “Loadmaster”.
At the end of the course, during the Graduation Ceremony, all participating crews received the course certification.
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