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Weapons and Tactics Training Course

Rotary Wing
130+ Lecture Hours
70* Flight Hours
5 Weeks

Attack Helicopter Weapons & Tactics (AHWTC) instruction, including weapons employment and effect assessment, as well as battle risk protection criteria for project officers, unit commanders
and pilots.

The course includes:

  • A review of AH operations concepts (e.g. CAS vs. CCA, Threat Assessment, Self-Protection, Weapons Effective Range, Battle Damage Assessment);
  • The evaluation of AH capability and limitations w.r.t. of threat scenarios (low-mid-high threat);
  • A series of concept-demonstration exercises to provide the trainees with a realistic feel of AH mission planning and execution;
  • A series of flight exercises including live weapons firing.
  • The drafting of an Attack Helicopter Tactical SOP.

The proposed AHWT Course provides the professional background and instruction in the
employment of Attack Helicopters and weapons, enhance the air arms’ Combat Readiness
enabling the customer to achieve the greatest battle capability with the minimum operational

*(flights, simulator, and related planning/briefings).

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.