Since 1990 Test and Training Centre provide several courses for the Royal Netherlands Air Force as well as the selection for forthcoming pilots of the Royal Netherlands Air Force and –Marine.
An adequate flight preparation needs information on the meteorological “anticipated”
conditions. The meteorologist needs to draw up a map of the situation according the wind, cloudiness, precipitation, turbulence, icing etc. allowing the pilot to plan his flight. Naturally the expected conditions sometimes differences with the current circumstances, but often it will turn out that proper conditions, predicted by airmen, will be experienced or interpreted quite differently. During this course the meteorologist will face his own established expectations.
For each pilot, but especially for a military pilot, a good physical condition is important because of the severe physiological and mental load during a flight. Not infrequently, physical complaints are caused by mental conditions during the training or operational flights. To get better insight on understanding the physical and mental strain of pilots, flying doctors and psychologists of the RNLAF attend abbreviated flight training.
Screening Trainability Airmen
Forthcoming pilots of the Royal Netherlands Air Force and Marine are tested by the TTC on capabilities,
required to successfully further military flight training. The tests are conducted by formal Air Force
Pilots with years of experience as flight instructors. Both the numerical scores and the assessment of
the test leader provide a good picture of the capabilities of the candidate. Based on these data, TTC
submit its opinion to the Royal Air Force and -Marine.
During their training, the cadets of the Royal Military Academy are flying six sorties
at TTC. These flights are conducted by formal Air Force Pilots. During these flights the cadets become familiar with various flight conditions and procedures. The cadets of the Royal Military Academy who don’t have any intention to become a pilot will fly one sortie to get an impression on what it is to fly an aircraft.
Combat Leaders and Military air traffic controllers work closely with Military Pilots as well as with their civilian colleagues to provide a fully integrated service to all users. They offer an air traffic service to aircraft in uncontrolled airspace. Military personnel also provide services to aircraft crossing airways. To make the best collaboration it is important that they understand the actual flying. This course highlights the various facets of the Military and civilian traffic control.