Air International 2016-11
B.Fischer - Swiss Training /Military/
The PC-21 phase does not just include live flying, but also computer-based training and simulator sessions, seen here.
The culmination of pilot selection for the Schweizer Luftwaffe is a six-week stage flying 13 missions on the PC-7.
Each year, the Schweizer Luftwaffe screens 350 candidates, around 250 of whom will attend SPHAIR.
Students streamed for fixed-wing training spend 200 flight hours and 20 simulator hours on the PC-7 before moving on to the PC-21.
Rotary-wing students spend two years undertaking basic and advanced training on the EC635, which comprises 400 flight hours and 30 hours on the simulator.