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80th Flying Training Wing leadership


Col. Russell D. Driggers


Col. Lendy G. Renegar
Vice Commander 


CMSgt. Marc Schoellkopf
Command Chief

80th Flying Training Wing Mission: Strengthen parthernships; train NATO fighter pilots

80th Flying Training Wing

The 80th Flying Training Wing is a tenant unit on Sheppard Air Force Base. The 80th FTW hosts the world’s only internationally manned and managed pilot training program. Having celebrated 37 years of existence in 2018, the Euro-NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training Program has now delivered more than 7,500 trained combat pilots to our NATO allies. ENNJPT trains 50 percent of all U.S. Air Force fighter pilots and is th esole source of fighter pilot training for partner nations Belgium, Denmark, Germany, The Netherlands and Norway.

The 80th Flying Training Wing launches 50,000 sorties per year and is recognized as the busiest joint-use airfield in the Air Force. Its 201 aircraft flew about 250 training missions per day in 2017, 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. Fourteen 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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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.

14 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