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Flight Training

Volume 450: debated on Thursday 19 October 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the planned average monthly flight simulator training hours are for Typhoon pilots. (93339)

We do not hold the information in the format requested. However, for qualified Typhoon pilots the current plan is for an average 18 simulator sorties per annum. A simulator sortie is approximately one hour to one hour 15 minutes long. Additional sorties may be planned in accordance with operational training requirements.

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the planned average monthly flight training hours are for Typhoon pilots. (93343)

The current planned average monthly flight training hours for Typhoon pilots are 17.5 hours per pilot per month.