Scott Van de Water

Air Force expands futuristic training to maintainers

The Air Force is creating a maintainer training program to follow in the footsteps of the Pilot Training Next program, now in it’s second stint.

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A U.S. Air Force F-35A Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter from the 58th Fighter Squadron, 33rd Fighter Wing, Eglin AFB, Fla., escorts a KC-135R Stratotanker from the 336th Air Refueling Squadron, March ARB, Calif., following an aerial refueling mission, May 16, 2013, off the coast of northwest Florida. The 33rd Fighter Wing is a joint graduate flying and maintenance training wing that trains Air Force, Marine, Navy and international partner operators and maintainers of the F-35 Lightning II. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. John R. Nimmo, Sr./RELEASED)

Pilot Training Next calls on industry to help improve pilot learning

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Air Force’s experimental way of training pilots finishes first iteration, but it may be a while before it sees results

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