posted on Jun, 25 2019 @ 12:18 AM
a reply to: Blackfinger
They don't train nearly enough which is so much worse.
In 2005 a German Tornado crashed during takeoff due to pilot error. The pilot and backseater died. The pilot didn't have 20 hours of flying time in
the year prior.
That caused a bit of stir and some usually classified numbers made it to the press.
Back then, German combat pilots assigned to NATO Response Forces averaged 150 flying hours a year. Thats below the minimum Nato Standard of 180 flying
Combat pilots not assigned to high readiness units averaged between 100 and 120 flying hours.
More recent numbers are not available, but at one point they released the total amount of flying time for the aircraft type. In 2017 it was less than
16000 hours for the Eurofighter - both simulator time and actual flying time. Germany has about 160 Eurofighter pilots. So yeah. Didnt get any
Probably even worse for most aircrews if you factor in the Baltic Air Policing missions,which would cause those few pilots assgined to it to gulp up
edit on 25-6-2019 by mightmight because: (no reason given)