03 Nov Four new Texan aircraft arrive at RAF Valley
Fantastic to see the four Texan T1 aircraft land at RAF Valley this morning.
The four Texan T1 basic training aircraft have arrived at their new home RAF Valley. The additional aircraft reflect an expansion of the capacity of the UK Military Flying Training System (UKMFTS) to provide trained pilots to the front line. They will join the 72 Squadron who already operate ten Texans from the Anglesey station.
UKMFTS is an ambitious £3.5Bn programme, managed by Defence Equipment & Support, which has transformed the entirety of the military flying training system. Delivered as a partnering arrangement between the Ministry of Defence and Ascent, together with other supporting contractors, the enterprise is providing the modern aircraft, simulators and teaching technology required to support a Next Generation Air Force.
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