TLP (Tactical Management Programme) also called the Pilot College of NATO, is a global army group shaped by 10 everlasting member international locations (Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, United Kingdom and United States), the remainder of the international locations of NATO and the invited international locations from outdoors NATO. As a result of TLP being positioned in Spain it’s headed by a Spanish Air Power Colonel (NATO rank OF – 5) who’s answerable for two Branches and a Help Unit; these Branches and Help Unit are headed by Lieutenant Colonels or equal (NATO rank OF – 4). The heads of the Flying and Teachers Branches are drawn in rotation whereas the top of the Help Unit is at all times Spanish.

All through our 44 yr historical past in Germany, Belgium and now in Spain, TLP has turn into the focus for NATO’s Allied Air Forces tactical coaching and growth of data and management expertise, essential to face in the present day’s air tactical challenges. A burden sharing precept sees the MOU Nations present finance, help and personnel to the TLP together with airspace, infrastructure and help belongings to the TLP programs. Primarily based on their contributions in direction of the TLP these Nations are entitled to ship quite a few college students and contributors to the respective course and have the suitable to affect the TLP’s actions. Different Nations corresponding to Switzerland, Turkey or Poland have been invited as visitors to the TLP programs.


The primary goal is to extend the effectiveness of air forces within the subject of tactical management and conceptual and doctrinal initiatives in help of the Supreme Allied Commander Europe (SACEUR), Supreme Allied Commander Transformation (SACT) and Nationwide Defence Forces. TLP is a multinational heart of superior coaching for pilots and crews with the intention of enhancing the operability and effectiveness of the Allied Air Forces. Along with the flight coaching programs, theoretical programs are additionally developed for personnel from the three armies of each NATO and non-NATO international locations. It has its seat within the Spanish metropolis of Albacete subsequent to the Los Llanos Air Base. That is being achieved with the trouble, dedication and professionalism of workers.

TLP is a programme of excellence and can stay aligned and related. TLP observe a 5-pillar technique primarily based on:
The mixing of 4th, fifth, and Xth Era platforms
The adoption of the Agile Fight Employment idea
Stay-Digital-Constructive coaching
A state-of-the-art Contested-Degraded Operations setting
The introduction of Joint All Area components within the difficult air eventualities, in each the Tutorial and the Flying programs.