The Operational English Language Course (OELC) will be designed to cover language training demands at the operational level of command of the helicopter units. The training will be conducted in HTP Ostrava training facility.
Initially, the course will focus on Door Gunners, while expanding its scope to flight engineers and members of the SAR services, at later stage, as required. The syllabus will consist of 2 parts; general English language training, and a specialized terminology course (operational aviation terminology, DG terminology and military jargon used in multinational operations). Beside the adequate language classroom, there is a tactical simulator with DG mounts in the facility, which will be used as a training tool during the specialized terminology course to provide the realistic environment to train the proper keywords at given situations.
September 29th, 2016 - The establishment of a working relationship between NATO and the Multinational Aviation Training Centre was made official on 29 September with the signing of a functional Memorandum of Understanding at Headquarters Supreme Allied Commander Transformation in Norfolk, Virginia, USA.
"This memorandum is an important step to reach NATO’s transformational goals. The establishment of the Multinational Aviation Training Centre is a concrete example of a successful Smart Defence project," said General Denis Mercier, Supreme Allied Commander Transformation.
The Czech Air Force has sent two helicopter pilots for basic flight training on Bell 206 B III helicopters to Croatia within the MATC framework. The training started in October 2016 and has been provided by Croatian Air Force, 93rd AFB Zadar - Zemunjik. The Croatian instructors train these young pilots in basic flying, navigation flights, high altitude and low level flights in accordance with standardized syllabi for MATC Participants. The training syllabi cover the current NATO standards for syllabi composition. This flight training is first successful project under MATC coordination and it is highlighting one of the main MATC objectives „Pooling and Sharing“ of offered free training capacities and facilities. The Czech pilots should complete their training in February 2017. The training is the composition of Training Modules chosen from MATC Training Catalogue.
The 3rd meeting of the Multinational Aviation Training Centre (MATC) Steering Committee was held on Thursday September 15th, 2016, at the HTP Ostrava CZ (Helicopter Training Point) in Mošnov, Czech Republic.
The Steering Committee representatives were briefed on the MATC ongoing projects and training activities, Plan of Work for 2017 (POW), and about the state of the accreditation process regarding certification of MATC by NATO HQ SACT (NATO Headquarters, Supreme Allied Commander Transformation) to NATO Military Body.
Within agenda, the session attendees discussed also the issues concerning POW evaluation and IOC/FOC (Initial Operational Capability / Full Operational Capability) Achievement evaluation.
As a last part of the 3rd MATC Steering Committee Meeting, Site Survey of the HTP Ostrava CZ brand new facility with new capabilities for the simulated aviation training took place.
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