Czech Pilots Participate in the Tactical Leadership Programme

Autor: Oldřich Holeček

Czech pilots of L-159 ALCA aircraft, as the first team from east-European newcomers to NATO, participate in the prestigious Tactical Leadership Programme held at the Florennes Aviation Society, Florennes, Belgium.

L-159 ALCA and F-15 at the TLP, Belgium

The goal of the Tactical Leadership Programme is to enhance skills and interoperability experience of pilots who will be able to lead NATO air combat flight formations. The Florennes Aviation Society issues certificates for experienced leaders and also for pilots who passed the four-week course. The pilots from the Čáslav Air Force Base had to work and train hard before they got invitation to take part in the Programme.

There are five pilots of the 21st Tactical Air Force Base at Čáslav with three L-159 ALCA aircraft participating in the TLP 2006-4 session held from 19 June to 14 July 2006. The two pilots of them strive to win the certificates.

Besides pilots of the Czech Air Force, also military pilots from France, Gemany, Italy, Spain, the U.K. and the U.S.A. take part in the TLP 2006-4 session.

At the Čáslav Air Force Base - before departure to Belgium Czech pilots at Florennes Pilot of L-159 ALCA ready to fly Pilots leave an aircraft stand

L-159 ALCA before departure, at the right: Mirage 2000 L-159 ALCA ready to take off L-159 ALCA leaving its stand. TORNADO aircraft in the rear Detailed look at L-159 ALCA L-159 ALCA and F-15

Tail of F-18 and L-159 ALCA and F-15 aircraft in the rear Aicraft coming back to their stands The stands of aircraft Mission accomplished - coming back to the stands

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Posted: June 30, 2006

Updated: October 2, 2006