The Vietnamese on-line information web site, VNExpress, reported that the U.S. has agreed to promote T-6 coach plane to Vietnam to assist enhance pilot coaching. The U.S. Pacific Air Forces Commander Kenneth Wilsbach mentioned at a teleconference hosted by the U.S. Division of State Asia Pacific Media Hub on June 4. He didn’t point out what number of plane can be delivered to Vietnam. Wilsbach mentioned that later this summer season the Vietnamese Air Power chief is planning to attend the Pacific Air Chiefs Convention in Hawaii, the U.S., to which 22 nations can be sending their air chiefs for talks.

U.S. Air Power is selling a contract to offer 3 coaching plane for Vietnam Folks’s Air Power along with a fundamental pilot coaching program constructed primarily based on the pilot coaching mannequin of the U.S. Air Power. In line with the US Air Power, the deadline for receiving bidding paperwork is March 3, 2021; and the most recent handover of the three plane is round mid-2023. The availability of those 3 coaching plane is a part of the strategic program of regional safety cooperation and help between the US Air Power and Vietnam.


Capt. Toai Dang, from Vietnam Air Protection-Air Power, talks to Capt. Mitchell Dobson, forty first Flying Coaching Squadron T-6 Texan II teacher pilot, as they put together for Dang’s remaining examine trip Could 29, 2019, at Columbus Air Power Base, Mississippi. Dang turned the primary Vietnamese scholar to graduate the Aviation Management Program Could 30. He’ll fly the CASA 295 upon his return to Vietnam. (U.S. Air Power photograph by Tech. Sgt. Christopher Gross)

Just lately, the U.S. has skilled quite a lot of Vietnam Folks’s Air Power pilots. On Could 31, 2019, Columbus Air Power Base in Mississippi held a commencement ceremony for 34 US and Worldwide army scholar officers (IMSO) pilots, amongst them was Vietnamese Lieutenant Dang Duc Toai. The participation of Vietnam Folks’s Air Power pilots in such coaching programs stems from the protection cooperation between the 2 nations. Vietnamese pilots have been skilled with the T-6A Texan II plane utilized by the U.S. Air Power and Navy in flight coaching.

The Beechcraft T-6 Texan II is a single-engine turboprop plane constructed by the Raytheon Plane Firm (which turned Hawker Beechcraft and later Beechcraft Protection Firm, and was purchased by Textron Aviation in 2014). It’s powered by single Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-68 turboprop engine. The T-6A is utilized by america Air Power for fundamental pilot coaching and Fight Programs Officer (CSO) coaching, america Navy and United States Marine Corps for main Naval Aviator coaching and first and intermediate Naval Flight Officer (NFO) coaching.

First Vietnamese student graduates from US Aviation Leadership Program
Col. Samantha Weeks, 14th Flying Coaching Wing commander, pins on Capt. Toai Dang’s, wings throughout a commencement ceremony Could 30, 2019, at Columbus Air Power Base, Miss. Dang turned the primary Vietnamese scholar from Vietnam Air Protection-Air Power, to graduate the Aviation Management Program. ALP is a U.S. Air Power-funded program, offering college students of pleasant and creating nations with undergraduate pilot coaching scholarships. (U.S. Air Power photograph by Tech. Sgt. Christopher Gross)