The final Mutual Bilateral Airworthiness Recognition (MBAR) conference, attended by the National Military Authorities (NMA) directors representing the Czech Republic, Croatia, Hungary, and Slovakia as well as the MATC Director, took place in the hall of DAP Prague on December 6, 2017. The participants signed joint bilateral documents to certify mutual recognition of procedures in training the flying and technical support personnel at the Multinational Aviation Training Centre (MATC).
The first year of the operational language course project has been successfully completed during the graduation ceremony of the 4th course. The four-week Operational English Language Course for Door Gunners (OELC-DG) held at the Helicopter Training Point (HTP) Ostrava had two main benefits for DG community. The instructors were not only native speakers but also Qualified Helicopter Tactics Instructors from Great Britain. They transformed their wide operational experience directly to the lessons and missions. The other course benefit was the possibility to use the tactical simulator to train tactical scenarios in order to obtain the correct and timely use of key phrases.
In total, 39 door gunners from Czech Republic, Croatia, and Hungary graduated from four courses performed in 2017. The aim of unifying and instructing English terminology used by airborne gunners within NATO air crews has been fully achieved.
The second DCA/QRA (Defensive Counter Air/Quick Reaction Alert) SyntheticTraining for tactical pilots and GCI (Ground Radar Controller of Interceptors) has been accomplished in the term 20 - 24 NOV 2017 at Tactical Simulation Center (TSC), Pardubice, Czech Republic (LOM PRAHA s.p./CLV Pardubice). The training week as the TRG Module with code FTS 06, published in MATC TRG Catalogue, was focused on QRA/AP (Air Policing) procedures training and DCA - BvR (Behind Visual Range) training.
The 5th MATC Steering Committee Meeting was held on 25th October 2017 in Zadar, Republic of Croatia, with participation of all MATC SC representatives in person. SC Meeting in Zadar was the first one held out of the Lead Nation territory. The main meeting subjects were the POW 2018 approval, the MATC activation status report and the MATC training activities summary. In the end, the Slovak Republic representative offered the possibility to host the next regular SC meeting in autumn 2018.
The 2nd/2017 MATC Training Conference was held on 12-14 September in the Croatian Military Training Facility „Mali Lošinj Barracks“. The Conference attendees discussed mainly the MATC Training Projects for Aviation Air and Ground Crews training for the rest of year 2017, and for year 2018.
In response to the European Commission Regulation 1178/2011 concerning requirements towards civilian crews, MATC designed CRM basic course, adapted to the military crews needs with considerations to the specific aircraft types and flight procedures.
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