German Air Force Flying Training Center

GAF at Holloman

German Air Force at Holloman The German Air Force has been training its aircrews in the United States since 1958. This training took place on various bases throughout the states before it was moved to Holloman Air Force Base, NM, in 1992.
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German Air Force TORNADO


German, British and Italian air forces fly the Tornado air-to-ground and air defense fighter. PANAVIA in Munich, Germany, is contracted to all three governments to manufacture and deliver the aircraft. The Tornado Interdictor Strike and Air Defense Variant (ADV) use similar airframes and the same engines and aircraft systems, but different radar, avionics software and weapon suites.

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Missions of the GAF FTC


The mission of the German Air Force Flying Training Center is to train TORNADO aircrews.

German Air Force Training Group:
Develop goals for the course-based training. Project, arrange, manage, monitor and evaluate course-based training with TORNADO a/c. Assist in development and management as well as arrangement and monitoring of Advanced Tactical Training.

German Air Force TORNADO Training Squadron: Conduct course-based training on TORNADO a/c, such as Basic Weapon Systems Course, Instructor Course, and Fighter Weapons Instructor Course. Additionally, conduct Advanced Tactical Training for TORNADO Fighter Bomber Wings.

German Air Force Logistics Group: Assure availability of mission ready aircraft. Supervise and coordinate all activities pertaining to material maintenance and support. Schedule, coordinate and supervise aircraft and material maintenance.

German Air Force 1st Line Maintenance Squadron: Load and service aircraft ready for take-off and support flying operations.

German Air Force 2nd Line Maintenance and Electronic Squadron: Conduct all scheduled and unscheduled maintenance and repair of mechanical and electronic aircraft parts.

German Air Force Supply Squadron: Acquire, store, maintain and issue supplies for GAF FTC. Support all personnel and material transports.

GAF Public Affairs

GAF Flying Training Center
Public Affairs
950 First Street
Holloman AFB, NM 88330-8040
Com'l: (575) 572-2612
DSN: 572-2612
Fax: (575) 572-2615
DSN Fax: 572-2615