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AFSOC's historic first Pilot Training Next team takes flight
January 12, 2021
— For the first time in Air Force Special Operations Command history, two new graduates from the Air Education and Training Command’s Pilot Training Next, or PTN, training served as aircraft commander and co-pilot on a mission sortie...
Third class graduates Pilot Training Next
September 14, 2020
— The third iteration of Pilot Training Next conducted their third and final graduation Sept. 3, 2020, at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas. The first four students graduated Aug. 13, 2020, the second group of four students graduated Aug. 21, 2020, and the final six students graduated Sept. 3, 2020...
Pilot Training Next celebrates first solo flights on 25th training day
February 18, 2020
— Pilot Training Next's third iteration marked a milestone as two students flew their first solos at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph Feb. 14...
Pilot Training Next, Air Force ROTC partner for distance learning instruction
February 11, 2020
— For the first time ever, Air Force ROTC cadets with Detachment 536 at Clarkson University in Potsdam, New York, received real-time instruction remotely from a fully qualified Air Force instructor pilot sitting an airport in Louisiana...
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 Jan. 8...
Pilot Training Next, NASA launch collaborative research agreement
October 25, 2019
— Officials from Air Education and Training Command’s Pilot Training Next have established a strategic partnership with NASA, focused on biometric data collection and the application of emerging technology into PTN curriculum that will innovate the student pilot learning environment...
Pilot Training Next graduates 14 in learning experiment's second iteration
August 30, 2019
— Air Education and Training Command’s Pilot Training Next program graduated 14 U.S. Air Force, U.S. Navy and the Royal Air Force students from the learning experiment’s second iteration in a ceremony at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph Aug. 29...
Royal Air Force partners with PTN to innovate pilot training pipeline
March 29, 2019
— It’s been said that “seeing is believing” and after a visit last May to the Pilot Training Next facility in Austin and facing a pilot shortage, the United Kingdom’s Royal Air Force is taking innovation to the next level with the inclusion of a student and an instructor pilot in the second iteration of the class...
Pilot Training Next innovations moving to undergraduate pilot training
March 14, 2019
— Beginning May 31, 2019, flying training wings across Air Education and Training Command will formally begin integrating innovations from Pilot Training Next into the undergraduate pilot training curriculum,19th Air Force officials announced at the PTN Technology Expo held at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph March 12-13...
Pilot Training Next cadre discuss lessons learned, way forward
September 20, 2018
— 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...
Flying training reimagined as first Pilot Training Next class graduates
August 7, 2018
— The Air Force’s pilot training landscape took a significant step forward in reimagining how Airmen learn to fly as 13 students from the first iteration of Pilot Training Next pinned on their silver wings in a ceremony Aug. 3, at the Armed Forces Reserve Center, Austin, Texas. As Air Education & Training Command’s most tangible example of the Continuum of Learning, a paradigm shift in education, training and the capitalization of experiences, PTN is the embodiment of student-centric learning...