What is the UK Military Flying Training System (UKMFTS) Team?

The UK Military Flying Training System (UKMFTS) Project Team, part of the Combat Air Operating Centre, is part of the Combat Air pillar within the DE&S organisation. UKMFTS is a Major Defence Change Programme to deliver a world-class flying training system for all UK Military Aircrew. UKMFTS will deliver a coherent, flexible and integrated flying training capability… Read More


The Decisive Battlefield…

“The battlefield in the air will be the decisive one.” Douhet (1920 to 2007) An Italian army general and the ‘father’ of strategic air power. Trained as an artillery officer, from 1912 to 1915 Douhet served as commander of the Aeronautical Battalion, Italy’s first aviation unit (also the first to practice aerial bombardment, in Libya… Read More

Hearing Thresholds & Hearing Loss in British Army Air Corps Lynx and Apache Pilots

Research Paper Title Changes in hearing thresholds as measured by decibels of hearing loss in British Army Air Corps lynx and apache pilots. Background Helicopter pilots are exposed to noise at work and are at risk of developing hearing loss in excess of that which naturally results from aging. We investigated whether Lynx pilots demonstrated… Read More