Accession Number : ADA194312

Title :   PACAF (Pacific Air Forces) Red Shirt/Farm Club: a New Look.

Descriptive Note : Student rept.,

Corporate Author : AIR COMMAND AND STAFF COLL MAXWELL AFB AL

Personal Author(s) : Phillips, Benjamin W , Jr

PDF Url : ADA194312

Report Date : Apr 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 36

Abstract : Remote flying locations have always had to contend with adversity. Close proximity to potential threats, extreme weather conditions and high personnel turnover are all factors that affect the unit's ability to maintain combat capability. Aircrew training is the key to combat capability and, at remote locations, the training load is three times that of a CONUS unit. In addition, personnel policy requires that every unit receive its fair share of new UPT/RTU graduates to train. This extra load on remote units results in extensive resources dedicated to initial training of pilots. This project proposes an assignment program that would reduce amount of Mission Qualification Training at remote locations while providing the opportunity to increase combat capability without adversely affecting the overall assignment system or training program in the tactical air forces. The report recommends implementing a 4-year controlled tour for new inexperienced fighter pilots going to remote flying locations. The proposal includes one year at a CONUS TAC base for initial training, one year at a remote base, then a return to the original TAC base for the remaining two years. Combat capability at remote flying locations would be given the best opportunity to improve with the reduced training requirements while adverse effects on the personnel and training systems would be minimal.

Descriptors :   *FLIGHT TRAINING, *AIR FORCE TRAINING, *AIR FORCE OPERATIONS, *COMBAT READINESS, ADVERSE CONDITIONS, AIR FORCE OPERATIONS, COMBAT EFFECTIVENESS, FIGHTER AIRCRAFT, FLIGHT, FLIGHT CREWS, MILITARY FACILITIES, MISSIONS, PERSONNEL, PERSONNEL RETENTION, PILOTS, POLICIES, QUALIFICATIONS, REDUCTION, REMOTE AREAS, REQUIREMENTS, TACTICAL AIR SUPPORT, THREATS, UNITED STATES, WEATHER

Subject Categories : Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE