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Collaboration key to developing 5G capabilities at JBSA experimentation site
June 6, 2022

19th Air Force commander visits Alamo Wing
May 29, 2021
Maj. Gen. Craig Wills, 19th Air Force commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Kristina Rogers, 19th AF command chief master sergeant, talk with Col. James C. “JC” Miller, 433rd Operations Group commander, in the cockpit of a C-5M Super Galaxy at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas, May 21, 2021. Wills and Rogers toured the 433rd Airlift Wing and discussed the pilot training transformation initiative.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brittany Wich)

AFSOC's historic first Pilot Training Next team takes flight
January 12, 2021

AETC general talks pilot training at Alamo ACE
November 23, 2020
Maj. Gen. John Hronek, Air National Guard assistant to the commander at Air Education and Training Command, discussed initiatives and programs AETC is implementing to transform pilot training at the Alamo Chapter of the Armed Forces Communications & Electronics Association virtual Alamo ACE conference Nov. 19, 2020.

Third class graduates Pilot Training Next
September 14, 2020
Detachment 24 student pilots

Pilot Training Next celebrates first solo flights on 25th training day
February 18, 2020
Pilot in T-6 Texan II

Pilot Training Next, Air Force ROTC partner for distance learning instruction
February 11, 2020
Pilot Training Next helped make Air Force ROTC history while pushing the limits of technology and training during their recent partnership with Clarkson University.

Pilot Training Next’s third class underway at JBSA-Randolph
January 10, 2020
Pilot Training Next begins the New Year with the start of the third iteration at Joint Base San Antonio - Randolph, Texas Jan. 8.

Pilot Training Next begins third iteration January 2020
December 26, 2019
Royal Air Force Flight Officer Syd Janota (fore), Pilot Training Next 2.0 student, observes a fellow student flying a virtual-reality training sortie at the PTN facility at the Armed Forces Reserve Center in Austin, Texas, March 18, 2019. The RAF have both a student-pilot and an instructor pilot participating in the class as they look to introduce PTN lessons learned into their flying training pipeline. (U.S. Air Force photo/Dan Hawkins)

Pilot Training Next, NASA launch collaborative research agreement
October 25, 2019
U.S. Air Force Capt. Jay Pothula, Det. 24 Pilot Training Next instructor; Derrick Ng, NASA aerospace engineer intern; and Alex Garbino, NASA extravehicular activities physiologist, monitors 2nd Lt. Gabe Cavender, PTN student, during a virtual reality sortie as part of the collaborative research agreement between Air Education and Training Command and NASA Oct. 22 at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph. The goal of the agreement is to help both AETC and NASA collect physiological and cognitive data and leverage each organization's knowledge and skills to maximize learning potential for individual students.

Pilot Training Next graduates 14 in learning experiment's second iteration
August 30, 2019
Pilot Training Next students pose for a group photo after graduation from the learning experiment's second iteration with Brig. Gen. Jeannie Leavitt, Air Force Recruiting Service commander, Aug. 29 at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph. PTN is a program to explore and potentially prototype a training environment that integrates various technologies to produce pilots in an accelerated, cost efficient, learning-focused manner.

Air Force pilot trainee accepts tennis award, life’s challenges
August 23, 2019
U.S. Air Force 2nd Lt. Isaac Perez celebrates the end of a match in this undated photo while a member of the United States Air Force Academy men’s tennis team. Perez, who will begin pilot training in early 2020, has been named a 2019 recipient of the Intercollegiate Tennis Association’s national Arthur Ashe Jr. Leadership and Sportsmanship award.

Pilot Training Next innovations moving to undergraduate pilot training
March 14, 2019
Staff Sgt. Joseph Sabin, Air Education and Training Command Technology Integrated Detachment, flies a virtual-reality sortie at the Pilot Training Next Technology Expo at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph March 12. Technology currently being used at PTN was on display at the expo and subject matter experts and technology vendors were available to talk with attendees.

Pilot instructor training "embraces change" through virtual reality
October 22, 2018
Lt. Col. Derek McCafferty (left) and Maj. Erik Jones, 99th Flying Training Squadron instructor pilots, prepare for a virtual flying training sortie Oct. 9, 2018, at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas.  The 99th FTS, along with the 560th FTS, have integrated virtual reality simulators into the  pilot instructor training syllabus as part of an overall strategic effort to leverage emerging technology across the training enterprise.

Pilot Training Next cadre discuss lessons learned, way forward
September 20, 2018
U.S. Air Force Second Lt. Charles Keller and Airman First Class Tyler Haselden, Pilot Training Next students, train on a virtual reality flight simulator at the Armed Forces Reserve Center in Austin, Texas, June 21. Air Education and Training Command officials announced the second iteration of Pilot Training Next would begin in January 2019 during a panel at the 2018 Air Force Association Air, Space and Cyber Conference in National Harbor, Maryland.

12th FTW continues heritage of aviation innovation
September 5, 2018
Capt. Jay Moore, a 560th Flying Training Squadron instructor pilot, helps demonstrate a virtual reality simulator Aug. 27, 2018 at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph.

Flying training reimagined as first Pilot Training Next class graduates
August 7, 2018
The parents of 2nd Lt. Nickolas Brandt, Pilot Training Next student, pin on his aeronautical wings during his graduation August 3, 2018, at the Armed Forces Reserve Center, Austin, Texas. PTN is a program to explore and potentially prototype a training environment that integrates various technologies to produce pilots in an accelerated, cost efficient, learning-focused manner.