Kachemak Bay Flying Service (KBFS), S3’s wholly owned subsidiary, completed another MD-530F aircraft qualification course for the USAF on April 23, 2020. This training was the first USAF course conducted by KBFS in Temple, TX, this calendar year. However, the Temple training campus has completed several courses this Fiscal Year that included the U.S. Army, other defense contractors, and first responders. The Army course uses the same training curriculum developed by KBFS for the USAF Air Education Training Command. Military graduates of the KBFS training are generally enroute to in-theater assignments in Afghanistan or to Middle East Partner Nations engaged in US Foreign Military Sales programs.
Since 2013, KBFS has presented a variety of MD-530F training programs, inclusive of basic pilot qualification through advanced tactical training. The KBFS approved training curriculum comprehensively covers the MD-530F aircraft systems, performance planning, terrain flight mission planning and execution, emergency procedures training, advanced maneuvers, time on target (TOT) engagements, introduction to weapons delivery approaches, and tactical employment.
KBFS has qualified nearly three dozen pilots in the Temple, TX based MD-530F training program(s) over the past five years with more than half of that total completing the customer tailored USAF program. Additionally, KBFS supported the Saudi Arabia Ministry of National Guard student pilot training in the MD-530F from 2013 through 2019 in Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
For USA and USAF courses, please contact Senior Program Manager, Marcel Benoit, in Crestview, FL at 850-398-8699.