Lancaster, Texas – In April, 2017, S3/KBFS completed its second iteration of Mi-24 Adversary Training for the USAF Weapons School. Begun in 2016, the Mi-24 Adversary Familiarization Course provides graduate level academic and flight training for the USAF’s premier training school. The course offers detailed, in-depth instruction on Mi-24/35 Capabilities and Limitations, Mi-24 Performance Planning, Mi-24/35 Combat Employment, Mi-24 Front Seat Orientation and actual flight training in the front seat. During the flight, students learn the handling characteristics and operate the Mi-24 weapons systems while flying in formation with a second Mi-24.
The USAF Weapons School is highly selective, providing graduate-level tactics training to more than 150 Air Force instructors annually in more than 20 weapons systems. The school is based at Nellis AFB, NV and is under the command of the 57th Fighter Wing. Mi-24 Instructor Pilot John Totty has flown the Mi-24 since 2002, and is a former USAFWS cadre instructor.