Ukrainian F-16 Training Encounters Unexpected Delays
President Biden pledged f-16s for Ukraine, and the U.S. today gave the final okay, but it could be next year before they see action.
It’s the jet everyone seems to be talking about.
Biden say we should sell them the f-16 jets.6
Ukrainian officials thought they’d have pilots training on American made f-16s by now,
But it hasn’t happened yet.
A spokesperson with the air force says the first group of pilots will begin training in
Denmark, but that might not be complete before the summer of 2024.
According to a U.S. official who spoke to the Media on the condition of anonymity saying Ukraine only
Recently submitted names of pilots who will undergo training,
And over half need English language training first.
The delays have confused and frustrated Ukrainian officials, as well as rank-and-file military
Members who spoke to
Major Jeffrey downing, “Simmer” flies f-16s almost every day.
The g-forces that are exerted on your body are immense.
You have the blood rushing from your head to your feet and have to strain to keep the blood up in
Your head, so you don’t pass out.
Simmer is part of the U.S. air force’s Thunderbirds.
In peacetime, they’re known for dazzling crowds.
It is a fighter so does air to air and air to ground,
Suppression of enemy forces.
I went along for a flight to get a sense of its capability.
The power, the seamless turns, it’s hard to describe.
Ukraine still believes this type of fighter jet is vital for the country’s deference
U.s send f-16 after completing training of Ukraine pilot’s.