Thursday, June 14, 2012

College of the Air Force Pilot DEA caliber

Aircraft Pilatus PC-7 Mk II Army Royal Malaysian Air Force. College of the Air Force (KTU) currently operates 36 aircraft  Pilatus PC-7dan 8 aircraft Pilatus PC-7 Mk II  made ​​Pilatus Aircraft, Swizerland as practice aircraft and also operates a policy of 20 aircraft made ​​MD3-160 Aerotiga SME Aviation Sdn. Ltd., Malaysia licensing revenue from MDC Max D├Ątwyler AG, Germany as the plane began to train (photo: Airliners)

Detailed inspection of the aircraft to be checked carefully enough to avoid any technical problems.

EFFORTS to produce quality pilots including durable physically and mentally, competent and high fighting spirit is not easy especially in a challenging environment today.

No doubt many are more likely to fly a commercial aircraft that promise more money than wearing the uniform of the Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) to be at the forefront of defending the country.

Effort to produce high caliber pilots to monitor the air space has been undertaken Malaysia Air Force College (KTU) since its inception in 1963.

To date, the KTU has been given the task to train and produce sufficient pilots to meet the operational requirements in accordance with the RMAF.

In an effort to accomplish the mission, the KTU in the head boundary is located about 12 kilometers from Manila with an area of ​​65 square hectares of putting all the training unit in a place that fit the training and have adequate equipment and facilities.

In general, the KTU is training institutions to train military officers in collaboration with Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) for graduates of a diploma.

But this very historic year when graduates at degree level qualified of the National Defence University of Malaysia (UPNM) in Sungai Besi, Kuala Lumpur will be offered for training in KTU.

Twinning programs with local universities in line with the Force to enhance the professionalism of the pilots and to produce a skilled pilot.

Furthermore, the level of military professionalism and concern for increased academic achievement, it is important to ensure that the great forces in tactical and military strategy.

At KTU, the RMAF outlines the main mission to remove the officers and air crews who fostered a positive attitude, are provided with basic knowledge and skills to perform the duties and responsibilities through the use of modules or implementation of appropriate curriculum.

Since the beginning of his birth, KTU experienced several changes, including the concept of centralization of some training units such as Officer Training Centre (PLP), Flying Training Centre 1 (Pulatibang 1) and Training Centre Airport 2 (Pulatibang 2) in the same location in line with the Force to make the center as the others KTU aerospace studies.

Each trainee is also a cadet to undergo training for three years at KTU to entitle them to the wings for flight training in Pulatibang Aviation Basic Course 1 and 2 helicopters in Pulatibang.

During the period, to adapt to military life first trainees undergoing military training on schedule.

In that phase, they are trained to build mental resilience and exposed to basic military training in preparation before flight at KTU.

According to the Commanding Officer Pulatibang 1, Lieutenant Colonel Yayah Ghazali, KTU will not compromise quality in order to produce high caliber pilots.

"We hope to create a strong military pilots and high fighting spirit in which, when they undertake the task in the front line of national defense, it was done with great patriotism and without fear.

"Thus in addition to the application of aviation knowledge, skills in optimizing the use of assets in flight training, trainees are also taught with high self-esteem," he said.

He said the trainees admitted to KTU in advance will receive training in PLP before absorbed for flight training in Pulatibang Pulatibang 1 and 2 for 18 months.
 
He added that the vision Pulatibang 1 on KTU them to become the premier aviation training center in Asia as capable of producing high caliber pilots to achieve a high level of professionalism.

"Learning modules and curriculum in Pulatibang one of them requires each trainee to master the academic and the military because they will fly a fighter aircraft to defend the country.

"Only a firm and steady trainees pass the knowledge that the next phase received their flight wings," he said.

In addition to military training and learning in the classroom in an effort to understand the ins and outs of handling the aircraft, Ghazali said the trainees were required to take advanced courses involve practical flying aircraft using the Pilatus PC-7.

"The number of flight hours must be at least 160 hours of solo or with a coach.


"The use of training assets in Pulatibang important in producing quality pilot," he said.

At the moment there are about 100 trainees who underwent training in Pulatibang 1 to 27 experienced instructors.

Meanwhile Pulatibang 2 operating in the KTU since 1995 has embarked on basic helicopter flight courses and courses for basic aeronautics and air stewardess Quartermaster Force.

According Pulatibang 2 Commanding Officer, Lieutenant Colonel Mohd Ramli. Abd. Jabar, the role played by the RMAF pilots involved in the team is no less important.

"Efforts KTU is to create a helicopter pilot and stewardess Quartermaster or a knowledgeable and have the skills, discipline, including noble character.

"Trainees will also undergo 86 hours of flight training to enable them to obtain flight wings," he said.

According to Ramli, in the field of aviation technology is also changing over time, but the coach at KTU trained with skills that they are able to navigate any aircraft assigned later after serving in the RMAF.

Add Ramli, in addition to train cadets for the RMAF, KTU also provide basic training to the team of other ATM and government agencies.

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