Ukrainian pilots are training on F-16s with US instructors, Kyiv says

Posted on AllSides August 20th, 2023
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Ukrainian pilots have started joint training on F-16 fighter jets with US instructors in Ukraine, according to Kyiv.

“The F-16 aircraft was in Ukraine. It landed at our airfields, we conducted joint training with F-16 pilots … A day ago two of my pilots were tested by US instructors,” Ukrainian Air Force Commander Oleksandr Oleshchuk told Ukrainian state TV on Saturday.

Oleshchuk added that while the total training period was 32 months, “it was decided that for this class of pilots, they will be able to master the F-16 aircraft...

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