Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Tyndall graduates F-22 pilots

TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. -- The 43rd Fighter Squadron graduated eight F-22 Raptor B-course students in a ceremony Aug. 9. The students completed an eight-month course of instruction, including 388 academic hours, 26 examinations, 39 sorties and 47 simulator missions. The B-course entails transition and emergency procedures, instrument tasks, as well as day and night air-to-air refueling. The students are also educated on air-to-air employment, air-to-ground employment, basic low altitude employment and night employment. At course completion, students have flown about 55 hours and are prepared to begin mission qualification training in their combat unit. Once complete with MQT these students will be fully qualified to employ the F-22 in an air dominance role. (Source: 325th Fighter Wing, 08/11/14) Tyndall is home to the largest fleet of F-22s in the world.