Col. Russell D. Driggers
Col. Lendy G. Renegar
CMSgt. Marc Schoellkopf
80th Flying Training Wing Mission: Strengthen parthernships; train NATO fighter pilots
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.
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.
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
T-6 Texan II
Mission: To produce the world's finest NATO pilots with the skills and
attitude to succeed in fighter aviation.
Be the World's Premier Combat Pilot Training Program.
14 NATO nations