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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Mission: Strengthen Partnerships, Train Fighter Pilots, and Develop Warrior Leaders for the NATO Alliance
Vision: Remain the world's premier fighter pilot training program, now and into the future
• Focus on safe, disciplined & effective flying training operations
• Develop Airmen personally & professionally while fostering cultural exchange & NATO perspectives
• Graduate pilots, fighter wingmen & mature leaders with resilient warrior ethos for the NATO alliance
• Transform ENJJPT, leveraging innovative training aids & methods to prepare pilots for future combat
14 NATO nations participants: