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  • FAIPs heart and soul of ENJJPT pilot training

    First Assignment Instructor Pilots, known as a “FAIP” in the pilot community, play an important role in the pilot training business.  After completing undergraduate pilot training, a few select students go directly into pilot instructor training. 
  • Haas assumes command of 80th FTW

    Col. Robert F. Haas Jr. assumed command of the 80th Flying Training Wing on June 19, 2020 during a change of command ceremony.
  • Barhams become newest ENJJPT Hall of Fame inductees

    Glenn and Mary Lynne Barham was inducted into the Euro-NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training Program Hall of Fame here June 15, 2020, adding to the list of area residents who have gone above and beyond to support the multi-national program.
  • Sheppard salutes area COVID-19 frontline fighters with Spirit Over Texoma

    Ten aircraft from Sheppard AFB took off at about 4 p.m. May 1, 2020, to pay tribute to those engaged in this fight with flyovers in North Texas and Southern Oklahoma as part of Spirit Over Texoma. Areas included Wichita Falls, Burkburnett, Electra and Iowa Park, Texas, as well as a flyovers in Lawton and Frederick in Oklahoma.
  • Pod system helps 80th FTW reduce risk of contracting, spreading COVID-19

    The 80th Flying Training Wing’s Euro-NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training Program has stepped up their operational game plan to keep personnel healthy while continuing its mission by operating within small units of individuals, or pods, as another measure to combat the spread of COVID-19 and limit potential exposure to the small groups instead of an entire class.
  • 'Guinea pig' class conquers innovation, COVID-19 en route to graduation

    Euro-NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training Program Class 20-04 has endured unique circumstances during their trek to earn their pilot wings, which began Feb. 26, 2019. Perhaps no other class in the nearly 40-year history of the 80th Flying Training Wing program has faced the traditional trials while also navigating the unknowns of game-changing innovation as well as a global pandemic.
  • ENJJPT implements increased protective measures to keep training

    The threat of the spread of Coronavirus, or COVID-19, has added another challenging layer to the training regimen for student and instructor pilots of the 80th Flying Training Wing’s Euro-NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training Program. Those in ENJJPT are  hard at work developing new procedures to keep personnel healthy while continuing its mission of creating combat pilots for the alliance.
  • Gunderson becomes 3rd ENJJPT grad to lead F-22 Demo Team

    U.S. Air Force Maj. Josh Gunderson takes over as the new F-22 Demonstration Team pilot and commander, Jan. 21, 2020, Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va. Gunderson, who goes by the callsign “Cabo,” will lead the 14-member demo team for both the 2020 and 2021 show seasons.
  • 88th FTS instructors provide support roles to Luke AFB fighter jets

    The 88th Fighter Training Squadron, which is part of the 80th Flying Training Wing’s Euro-NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training Program, provided adversary support to a mix of F-35 and F-16 squadrons assigned to the 56th Fighter Wing at Luke AFB, Arizona, during a two-week exercise in Arizona.
  • Aspiring aviators can obtain height waiver to reach dreams

    Do you think you’re too short or too tall to become a pilot in the world’s greatest Air Force? Fear not, you may still have a chance. The Air Force is encouraging aspiring aviators who don’t meet height, or anthropometric, standards to continue to pursue their dreams of flying and apply for waivers to reach their goal.
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