Advanced graduate flight training is specialized training where students become qualified in the AH-64A, AH-64D, CH-47D, UH-60A, or learn to become a fixed-wing pilot.
Courses for the UH-60A, AH-64D and CH-47D range from about 14 to 23 weeks in training. National Guard student pilots may also attend the AH-64A Aircraft Qualification Course. State-of-the-art simulators are available for all of the aircraft.
The balance of the training will be conducted in the student pilot's "Go to War" aircraft, better preparing them for the field and giving commanders in the field aviators who are better trained after arriving from flight school.
The Aviation Training Brigade trains nearly 4,000 Aviators annually. Graduate training ensures Aviation warfighters are tactically and technically proficient, including nearly 400 from foreign countries.
They also conduct courses in support of EURO-NATO and Foreign Military Training.
Additionally, the battalion serves as the contractor evaluator and monitors student training for courses taught by civilian contractor personnel. This includes helicopters and all fixed-wing training.