With reductions in available U.S. Department of Defense training opportunities for allied and partner nations, TacAir’s ability to provide tailored, commercial tactical air training offers the most credible alternatives. Whether the need is for currency training, employment training, advanced weapons school training, or dedicated Close Air Support training – we can offer effective and attractive solutions.
TacAir has over 50 former fighter weapons instructors on staff; that means we have the background and expertise to craft a variety of training solutions that target your specific needs. By pairing our versatile fleet of aircraft to specific mission requirements, we achieve the most economic and effective commercial air operations training solutions available. Services can be provided both in the U.S. or in host countries.
Adversary Air Support
Fighter squadrons face shortfalls in Adversary Air Support (AAS) for combat training. With funding in short supply and demanding training requirements remaining at high levels, TacAir offers an optimal solution. Potential adversaries are fielding supersonic 4.5-5th generation fighter aircraft and developing advanced tactics. A truly sustainable AAS solution needs a robust and responsive maintenance/logistics support network that interleaves proven small business expertise with Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) support. The AAS enterprise of today must provide training assets that represent current threat capabilities and have a clearly articulated, well-funded upgrade roadmap to bring enhanced training capabilities year after year, with near-peer and peer capabilities in the 4th and 5th Generation fighter training environment.
TacAir’s F-5 platform is the best AAS solution in the market today, with an unrivaled combination of performance, sustainability, safety, and growth potential. The TacAir Team delivers this proven adversary platform piloted by highly qualified and experienced adversary pilots. The F-5’s twin-engine reliability and our uncompromising corporate safety culture are the surest mitigation for potential hazards and mishaps. TacAir has 25 F-5’s in its inventory. These fast, highly upgraded aircraft fly realistic adversary intercept profiles, offering mission-critical situational awareness and assessment capabilities, enabling our clients to make the very most of their training budgets.
Commercial Close Air Support Training
Requirements for qualified Joint Terminal Attack Controllers (JTACs) continue to grow, while active duty combat aircraft to support training requirements are in short supply. Contracted Close Air Support (CCAS) is a proven solution, and TacAir can provide both advanced tactical capability and cost-effective training support for JTAC and other CAS training requirements.
U.S. and allied nations need aircraft to meet JTAC training syllabus requirements for simulated and live instructional events. TacAir has the aircraft and aircrew to conduct digitally-aided, simulated and live CAS missions perfectly aligned with current JTAC doctrine. We offer multiple aircraft options, highly experienced aircrew, and a variety of weapons. We understand the dynamic nature of pre-deployment cycles and range availability. TacAir has rapid-response contracting vehicles that allow us to answer short-fused calls for support. TacAir has multiple existing rapid-response contracting vehicles, including GSA, and Warfighter FOCUS.
Basic to Advanced Flight, Instructor and Weapons Training
Countries with interest in outsourcing some or all of their initial pilot training requirements should feel free to contact us to review their training requirements and examine TacAir’s capability to support their long-term goals.
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With our expertise in air training and with our teaming partners, TacAir has also developed a comprehensive military flight training program designed to take prospective military aviators from Initial Flight Screening (IFS) to Basic and Primary flight training, and finally on to advanced training in tactical jets, helicopters, or transport aircraft.
This program uses modern, economical lead-in civil training aircraft, before shifting to TacAir’s group of military turboprop and supersonic fighter training aircraft. Helicopter and multi-engine training is provided through additional companies working with integrated flight standards and similar curricula to that provided to the tactical fixed-wing pilots.
Contracted Maintenance Support
Major Logistical Provider for U.S. and International Customers
TacAir has an established capability to support both domestic and international military aircraft customers with both maintenance and logistics. Please contact us if your company has need of long- or short-term assistance that we can provide with highly qualified technicians and supervisory personnel.