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Originally posted by BillHicksRules
Using the figures available on the USAF website and the UK MOD website for a USAF FJ pilot to get to aircraft selection stage (ie F15, F16 etc) they will have completed 210 hours of flying during 46 weeks of training.
The equivalent RAF FJ pilot will have completed 316 hours of flying during 106 weeks of training.
I am awaiting further info on OCUs for various types.
Originally posted by W4rl0rD
The thing is, American pilots get 210 hours of flight training before graduation. UK pilots get 316 hours of flight training before graduation. Usually, after the end of training, pilots don't get to fly around much, maybe once in a few years another Iraq war, but between that not much flying. What I'm trying to say is, US pilots train more intensely for a shorter period of time while UK pilots train at a more relaxed pace for a longer time.