IFTS M-346 at Decimomannu Air Base (Image credit score: ItAF)The 2 German Air Force pilots have actually come to be the very first global grads of the IFTS. The IFTS(International Flight Training School), a joint endeavor in between the Aeronautica Militare(Italian Air Force)and also Leonardo in partnership with CAE, finished the very first worldwide pupil pilots. After 9 months of training at the Italian trip institution, 2 German Air Force (Luftwaffe) pilots have actually simply finished the Phase IV (Advanced/Lead-In to Fighter Training– LIFT) training course, one of the most tough and also sophisticated section of the competitor pilots’ training throughout which students embarking on cutting edge multirole training are phoned call to do air-to-air in addition to air-to-ground sorties with numerous risks and also complicated establish.
The flying tasks happened at the 61 ° Stormo (Wing) at Galatina Air Base, in southeastern Italy, where the IFTS is headquartered till it can transfer at the school being constructed at Decimomannu Air Base, Sardinia, (where a groundbreaking event was kept in December 2020 to note the start of the building and construction functions). When finished, it will certainly be a trip academy with the ability of holding trainees and also technological team, along with holiday accommodation, leisure locations, a snack bar, sporting activities centers. A whole structure will certainly be residence to the GBTS (Ground-Based Training System), with class as well as the setup of a contemporary training system, which is based upon the current generation of simulation gadgets.
IFTS has actually not completely relocated there yet, the last component of the LIFT program took area in “Deci”, that is residence to the AWTI (Air Weapons Training Installation), a totally incorporated training setup with air-to-ground and also air-to-air as well as an EW (Electronic Warfare) variety. Remarkably, the pictures launched by the Italian Air Force as well as Leonardo reveal the German pilots that simply finished at the IFTS positioning beside M-346s lugging BRD 4-250 (Bomb and also Rockets Training Dispenser), made use of to fill 4 Low-drag BDU-33D/ B bombs for usage in the varieties.