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Flight Training

Volume 451: debated on Monday 30 October 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the monthly average for (a) flight training and (b) flight trainer hours was for Red Arrows pilots in the last year for which figures are available. (93340)

In the period October 2005 to September 2006 the average monthly flight training hours and simulator training hours for the Red Arrows were 132 and three respectively.

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many flight training hours on average were flown per month during the last 12 months by pilots of (a) Tornado F-3, (b) GR variants, (c) Jaguar and (d) Harrier. (93211)

In the period September 2005 to September 2006 training flying hours flown by front line fast jet pilots average as follows:

Hours/pilot/month

Tornado F-3

16.8

Tornado GR4

16.1

Jaguar

17.5

Harrier

16.1