$70M to CSC Applied Technologies for Aircraft Maintenance at Vance AFB
CSC Applied Technologies in Fort Worth, TX received a $70.5 million contract for base operating support and aircraft maintenance at Vance Air Force Base in Oklahoma in support of undergraduate pilot training. AETC/CONS/LGCK at Randolph Air Force Base in Texas manages the contract (FA3002-08-C-0007, P00025).
Vance AFB is home to the 71st Flying Training Wing, which trains US Air Force, US Navy, and US Marine Corps pilots. Since 1941, the wing has trained 31,112 pilots…
Vance AFB is located 90 miles north by northwest of Oklahoma City near Enid, OK at an elevation of 1,307 feet above sea level. The base, which has approximately 2,122 acres, is the USAF’s only Joint Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training Wing. The wing reports through 19th Air Force to Air Education and Training Command.
The 71st Flying Training Wing flew 54,304 sorties totaling 80,487 flying hours in the T-1 Jayhawk, T-6 Texan II, and T-38 Talon in 243 flying days, and successfully trained 390 pilots in fiscal year 2008.
Pilot training is divided into three phases that cover 52 weeks. Phase I (preflight) is 24 days long and is split into 2 units: 5 hours of ground training, including emergency procedures, aircraft operating limitations, checklist usage and local radio procedures; and 96 hours of academic training including aerospace physiology/human factors, T-6 systems, flying fundamentals and introduction to aerodynamics. As part of the training syllabus developed at Vance, water survival training was added to Phase I in April 1998.
Phase II (T-6) primary training is 90 flying training days (28 calendar weeks) long and split into 5 units: contact, instrument, navigation, formation, and low-level. These units include 50.6 hours of academic and ground training, including instruments, weather, navigation, and mission planning; 58.7 hours of flight simulator training; and 89.8 hours of aircraft flying training.
Most maritime students depart Vance after Phase II training to complete advanced training with the Navy. Some Vance students arrive for advanced training having completed Phase I and Phase II training at Naval Air Station Whiting Field, FL. These students fly the Navy’s T-34 Turbo Mentor rather than the T-6.
Phase III fighter-bomber track (T-38C) advanced training is 120 days long and is split into 5 units: 60 hours of ground training, 80 hours of academic training, including T-38C systems, aerodynamics, flight planning, and an instrument qualifying examination; 3 hours of cockpit familiarization; 29 hours of simulator training; and 119 hours of aircraft flying training.
Phase III tanker-airlift track (T-1A) advanced training is 120 days long and is split into 4 units: 187 hours of academic training, including T-1A systems, aerodynamics, instruments and an instrument qualifying examination; 3 hours of cockpit familiarization; 42 hours of simulator training; and 104 hours of aircraft flying training.