IAF Pilot Training

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  1. ace009

    ace009 Freakin' Fighter fan Elite Member

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    As they say, any machine is only as good as the man behind it.

    What do we know about the IAF's pilot training? How is the program for established combat pilots? How many hours of training do they get every year?

    How does it compare against the PLAAF or the PAF pilot training programs? How does it compare against the pilot training programs of the advanced airforces like USAF, Israel AF, RAF, French AF, Ru AF etc?
     
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    utubekhiladi The Preacher Elite Member

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    what about UCAV's :D :D (sarcasm only)
     
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    ace009 Freakin' Fighter fan Elite Member

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    Only as good as the man behind the screen controlling it!
     
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    utubekhiladi The Preacher Elite Member

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    not sure if this will help you... but rest be assured..., being 4th largest in the world, IAF is comparable to any other major airforce.

    "What we’ve seen in the last two weeks is, the IAF can stand toe-to-toe with best AF in the world. I pity the pilot who has to face the IAF and chances the day to underestimate him; because he won’t be going home. Indian hospitality from everyone has been truly overwhelming. The greatest compliment we heard from an IAF pilot, 'You American pilots are just like us, simply down to earth people.' We depart India with great respect for the Indian Air Force. Your pilots, maint and support crew are exceptional professionals."

    - Col Greg Newbech, USAF Team Leader​
     
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    ace009 Freakin' Fighter fan Elite Member

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    I can imagine the USAF team leader was being polite - I am sure he says the same things about PAF pilots too. I would like to see something more solid - but can't find any yet. Anything guys?

    This is what I could find about IAF Pilot training and shortages ...

    Indian Air Force is short of 600 pilots - Rediff.com News

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    The Messiah Bow Before Me! Elite Member

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    It is quite good but quality could be improved since there is always room for improvement.

    This is what a retired airforce pilot told me.
     
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