CV-16 Liaoning Thread II ...News, Views and operations

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    Only 6 pilots in each batch? Isn't that a too small number?
     
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    Train the trainers. Once they get to a good sized number of experienced, core pilots, training will accelerate.
     
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    Well it’s been 7 years and with only a handful of aircraft you can’t train that many pilots

    You can’t train pilots if you don’t have enough aircraft

    China’s shipbuilding seems to outstrip it’s aviation supply
     
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    What makes you so sure that its an aircraft supply issue? In the US, its at least 2 years before you are Aircraft Carrier qualified. And that does not include the time spent going to OCS before that. In addition, of that flight training, only the last year or so is spent with the actual aircraft you're going to qualify on the Carrier with. Now, consider that you are not going to make some person who just qualified on a Carrier in to a trainer. You need to make them experts and give them the experience before they are suited for being a trainer.

    I am not remotely surprised that they don't have enough pilots.
     
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