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  • Wichita Falls mayor soars with 80th FTW

    Wichita Falls Mayor Stephen Santellana experienced the mental and physical requirements needed to be an Air Force combat pilot June 12 when he flew a training mission in a T-38C Talon with 80th Flying Training Wing Commander Col. Andrea Themely.
  • Undergraduate Pilot Training; there’s an app for that

    The 80th Flying Training Wing entered this year’s Air Education and Training Command Innovation Challenge after successfully creating an app to make more than 1,500 pages of necessary documents available to its pilots via handheld device.
  • AETC, Sheppard collaborate on Continuum of Learning

    Headquarters Air Education and Training Command Force Development expert Masoud Rasti visited Sheppard Air Force Base April 17, 2018, to help leaders understand implementation of the Air Force’s newest training paradigm, the Continuum of Learning. The CoL was introduced in March 2017 and changes have already been made throughout AETC, including at Sheppard AFB.
  • AF, NATO works to address pilot shortage

    Pilot shortages, syllabus changes among topics discussed during the 75th meeting of the Euro-NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training program Steering Committee at Sheppard Air Force Base that wrapped up March 9, 2018.
  • ENJJPT leading the way in new Pilot Training Next program

    When Air Education and Training Command’s newest pilot training program takes to the skies in early 2018 in Central Texas, the fingerprints of the 80th Flying Training Wing’s Euro-NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training program will be all over it.
  • Film to flying: Former producer finds new success in the sky

    Then Secretary of the Air Force, Deborah James, announced in 2016 that the Air Force could be short roughly 1,000 pilots over the next few years. When the buzz circulated to former film producer, now 2nd Lt. Aaron Doyle, he knew it was his time to serve.
  • Virginia Rhone: More than just a shuttle driver

    Almost 6,300 NATO fighter pilots were trained during the 31 years that Mrs. Virginia Rhone has been part of the Euro-NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training Program at Sheppard.
  • Pilot program remains laser-focused in the face of an Air Force pilot shortage

    Officials with the Euro-NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training Program remain laser-focused on maximizing training production as the Air Force faces a growing pilot shortage. “The Air Force is currently about 500 pilots short of requirements,” Col. Paul Moga, 80th Flying Training Wing vice commander, said. “And that number is projected to reach 800 by 2022.”
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