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Fighter Lead-In Training

Fixed Wing
120 Lecture Hours
70 Flight Hours
26 Weeks

Bespoke Fighter Lead-In Training (FLIT) program for clients.

The aim is to develop the student’s flying ability, situational awareness, tactical ability and initiative in the most efficient and cost-effective way. The six month syllabus comprises a total of fifty(50) aircraft sorties plus twenty (20) simulator flight hours, in three phases.

PHASE I:  Jet Conversion Training Phase consisting of thirty (30) aircraft sorties and ten (10) simulator sessions designed to introduce the students to fast-jet operations with some exposure to basic tactics on the Aero Vodochody L-39C.

PHASE II:  Tactical Weapons Phase, consisting of ten (10) aircraft sorties during which the students are given a thorough grounding in a range of tactical operations.

PHASE III:  The Advanced Tactical Phase consisting of ten (10) aircraft sorties and ten (10) simulator sessions provides the opportunity to train in a range of tactical operations, in real world scenarios.


The course includes 120 hours of ground school training. This provides academic and practical training, during classroom and simulator sessions, covering systems and procedures associated with operating the aircraft type. Thereafter, further detailed academic training is included in support of each module. It is delivered in modules, in advance of each phase, to allow students to assimilate the information and understand the fundamental concepts before the associated flying training begins. Other generic training is delivered, in the form of academic briefings, tutorials and classroom based practical exercises, as a means of broadening the student’s knowledge of subjects related to the application of Air Power, and tasks associated with the role of being a fighter pilot.

The training is conducted in London, Ontario in Canada.

The new facility features a 27,000 sq.ft. hangar, big enough to house ITTC’s expanding fleet of aircraft. The administration and classroom building have been extended by 15,000 square feet and feature six additional classrooms, a simulator centre, a state of the art Telemetry Room, additional student facilities and change rooms. The new building features additional briefing rooms, a flight crew ready room and much enlarged canteen area.

CYXU is a modern regional airport 5 nm north east of the city of London, Ontario. The airport is an international gateway airport with direct flights from Chicago and Detroit and Immigration and Customs facilities. It is as of 2009 the 20th busiest airport in Canada, which makes for efficient school operations with little to no delays due to traffic. The airport is south of Toronto and outside the Toronto (CYYZ) FIR and has close access to large sections of Class E and G airspace minimizing transit times for the execution of flight exercises which can be flown up to FL180 on a VFR flight plan but are Controlled VFR (CVFR) with flight control by Toronto Center above 12000 feet. Two dedicated test areas Delta and Juliet a low altitude one to 12000 and a high altitude one over Lake Huron, up to FL350, north west of London may be used by the school under an agreement with NAV Canada, the Canadian Air Traffic Control Authority. The school therefore enjoys a very favourable air traffic environment for its training operations.