RBAirF to screen for potential pilots with new simulator
BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN
THE Royal Brunei Air Force (RBAirF) will have a faster screening and selection process to identify potential pilot cadets with the installation of the new PC-7 flight training simulator at the CAE Brunei Multi-Purpose Training Centre (MPTC) in Rimba.
In a press statement issued yesterday, CAE Brunei MPTC said that the PC-7 flight training simulator will be used to conduct selection and screening processes for RBAirF officers who are interested in becoming a military pilot following the completion of their officer’s course.
Kevin Speed, CAE Brunei MPTC’s General Manager, explained that producing a military pilot requires a long and expensive process.
He esplained that the RBAirF previously conducted its screening and selections abroad, and that the results had a low passing rate.
However, CAE Brunei MPTC will provide the RBAirF with flexibility in conducting their training programmes which can yield better results.
He added that the trainees will receive help from training instructors who had previously served the RBAirF and the Royal Australian Navy.
CAE Brunei MPTC also said that the first class of potential cadet pilots had recently completed their two-week selection course using the PC-7 flight training simulator.
Besides the PC-7 flight training simulator, CAE Brunei MPTC also offers training programmes for the Sikorsky S-92 helicopter with its full-flight simulator at the centre.
The CAE Brunei MPTC will also be receiving an S-70i Black Hawk helicopter simulator in 2016.
The CAE Brunei MPTC was established in 2012 as a joint venture between Canada-based CAE and Brunei’s Ministry of Finance.
The training facilities began operating in September last year. –Waqiuddin Rajak
The Brunei Times