80th FTW

Mission: To produce the world's finest NATO pilots with the skills and attitude to succeed in fighter aviation.

Vision: To Be the World's Premier Combat Pilot Training Program.

13 NATO nations participants:
The Netherlands
United Kingdom
United States


By the numbers for 2014:
Assigned: 12,581
Courses taught: 933
Classes held: 12,214
Instructional hours: 1,714,511
Graduates Annually (2015): 60,081
Economic Impact: $734,268,578
Acres of land: 5,736
Aircraft assigned: 210
Feet of runway: 36,123
Clinic visits: 69,753
Physical assets: $21.6B
Global Detachments: 61
Full 2014 economic Impact Statement

Experience ENJJPT

Slide show

80th Flying Training Wing leadership

Col. Gregory Keeton

Col. Paul Moga
Vice Commander

CMSgt. Benjamin Hedden
Command Chief

80th Flying Training Wing

 The tenant unit on Sheppard Air Force Base is the 80th Flying Training Wing. The 80th FTW hosts the world’s only internationally manned and managed pilot training program. Celebrated 35 years in 2016, the Euro-NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training Program has now delivered more than 6,600 trained combat pilots to our NATO allies.

The 80th Flying Training Wing operates the Air Force's second busiest joint-use airfield outside of a combat zone. Its 202 aircraft flew approximately 240 sorties per day in 2013 which equates to more than 66,000 flight hours annually. The wing delivers more than 200 Undergraduate Pilot Training graduates annually, along with 150 graduates of Introduction to Fighter fundamentals and Pilot Instructor Training graduates. Thirteen NATO countries participate in the unique Euro-NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training Program.

The ENJJPT Program would not be what it is today without the ENJJPT Sponsor Program, whereby citizens from the local community play a key role in the welcoming and supporting new and returning members of the ENJJPT family. In 2014 the ENJJPT Sponsor Program was awarded the AETC International Student Support Award. This award recognizes those who support the international training and education mission by sharing their homes, families and time to international families during their tour in the U.S.

80th Flying Training Wing history

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