Chinese Air Force pilot, said the French airspace utilization is very high (Figure)
at sea Tao pictures of the French Air Force Base
“time is equal to any troops, can make full use of time, improve efficiency, is fighting the root causes of high and low level of separation from the sense, the effectiveness of military training the source lies in how to use and control of resources, including time, resources and creativity of resources. “This is a pilot encamping team leader at Long Beach felt when visiting the French Air Force.
affected by the volcanic eruption in Iceland closed the airport resumed flights in Europe, after Yu Haitao and his pilot encamping group led back to China. Stranded in France in the days of Charles de Gaulle airport, while they are in serious review, collate and summarize the trip harvest, on the other hand, in the midst of the crowd and anxiously waiting for the emotions, personal experience to the people of the space age dependence on air routes. Sometimes, they will explore some issues, such as response to unexpected events such as volcanic eruptions, the Air Force should do something.
In recent years, along with the deepening of the country’s reform and opening up and speed up the process, the Air Force’s efforts to strengthen foreign relations. In this context, in Long Beach to visit twice to France, and French pilots flying the same ride, experience a simple and efficient way of training and the bold style of forceful training, advanced training in the concept back to their foreign counterparts, but also left a good impression. The origin in China, “blue” detachment, the Air Force’s first play “synthetic blue” Force Commander of the pilot, has been dedicated to study and master the foreign military tactical thinking, tactical movement and flight style. In addition to personal experiences within the cockpit, he _ is also a wide field of vision, the use of resources to start thinking about what it means for the Air Force, which made him confident that the long-term development is inseparable from the Chinese Air Force and Air Force exchanges and cooperation in the world. Recently, the author and in Long Beach saw and heard on the trip had a dialogue.
“Chinese Air Force” magazine June 2010 issue of the text/Huang a
Reporters: last visit came back, you have written articles on the experiences in the “Chinese Air Force” magazine, to share with our readers your experience and feelings, causing a very good response. The visit, bring us some knowledge of what? Can you talk about some of the things the deepest impression.
in Long Beach: Yes. Last visit is the first time by flying abroad with, talk some more experience within the cockpit. And this led to visit, I French Air Force and efficient use of resources, improve training efficiency produced a deep impression. France’s land area is not, as a developed country, they are frequent flight training, civilian flights intensive, with airspace open to private aircraft, airspace resources are stretched. Air defense control center in Lyon, we see that in the high altitude and low altitude, the air force’s fighter jets during flight training, but shuttle flights have been hollow. Air defense control center by the French Air Force to achieve the routes and airspace allocation and efficient use of science. For example, the same airspace, after they have finished using this unit, the center can immediately use the troops to deploy to another, without affecting the training can also be deployed to the case of civil aircraft in the past. Airspace resource sharing, rarely idle, utilization is high.
correspondent: It seems that compared to the amount of resources, the level of utilization is more important, is not to be understood?
in Long Beach: Yes. Efficient use of resources is an important concept. Resources by objective conditions, so many, so the capacity of intensive and efficient use of resources is extremely important. This idea, once set, can be changed in many ways. Air defense control centers have been able to operate efficiently, thanks to their intelligence integration. Their country’s military and civilian Air Force early warning radar and a fixed ground radar, naval radars and other radar full integration of intelligence, and intelligence sharing with NATO to achieve a large amount of information, which makes them able to react quickly in case of air situation. Sharing of resources, the benefit from the increase in geometric progression is much larger than the simple sum of resources.
Correspondent: It is said that after the integration of this information, they have a lot of work to improve the efficiency of your observation is true?
in Long Beach: Yes, that impact is comprehensive. Such flight training, the use of airspace to be moving machines, they must attack, can use airspace is limited, which requires the preparation of flight training time must be very short, out soon. Forces reported plan, airspace coordination center is to make good use of their time, which also increased the force’s operational capacity. Another example air rescue. We in France during the French patrol encountered an aircraft demonstration team flying accident occurred, site of the incident from a base close to our trip. France is the first time informed us. News of the accident flight the next day to see the local newspaper, the pilot ejected successfully, light injuries. What effect seen by the base training, how to fly but also how to fly. At that time, we see at the base of the rescue force under unified command of the rescue center immediately involved in rescue operations, the scene from all sides of the rescue forces, police, military police, military and local communities have. Really hearing the news, moving, pull together.
Reporter: Can you specifically talk about how to achieve this efficiency? What are the conditions for support?
in Long Beach: their life-saving resources is a unified command, unified deployment, rather than fragmented. This hearing and the ability to move behind a lot of basic work. In RCC, we see the duty room in the middle of a large desk with a huge map, plotted in different colors in different regions, different routes. Data cabinet, all kinds of neat aircraft data classification, the wall marked with the area’s airports on duty aircraft, vehicles, emergency search and rescue forces and contact phone number. What kind of hospital nearby, to what level of treatment, the number of helicopters, ambulances, fire engines and other rescue equipment, at a glance. Moreover, as will be detailed to a helicopter which has no life-saving basket such problems. Remain in the receiving state radio, watch fighter planes, helicopters 24 hours a day. Once the abnormal air situation, search and rescue center will quickly according to aircraft type, route, altitude, fuel, pilots and other technical conditions, the general location of projected aircraft crashed, sending the neighboring fighter, helicopter surveillance to find, search and rescue, sending ground forces near , police, emergency center and the Navy started the rescue. Integration of the French military rescue force, full use of public resources, to form a complete search and rescue system and improve the life-saving efficiency.
correspondent: It seems that they are information sharing, deployment of forces, the military and the degree of integration is very high.
in Long Beach: through these things, we can see, in France, the Air Force military training and national actors closer together, make full use of national resources for the flight training services. In the acts of state unified deployment, the military reflects a strong sense of collaboration. The Air Force is an important component of national resources, but also for state actions to support the Air Force training and use. In France, we can see in the high-voltage lines, the shiny balls hanging like a string of large pearls. But do not think this is romantic in the ingenuity of the French express their aesthetic ideas, but for the Air Force low altitude flight training services. The details I was very moved, the pilot can not see the thin air of high-voltage lines, if there is no obvious identification, which will be flight training and mission of the significant risks. Identified on high-voltage lines, save one thing after a lot of things, this work was under the value.
Reporters: more with less. Their flight safety management is not also reflects the high efficiency?
in Long Beach: Yes, work down to the point, there may be more effective. Is less than the point, there may be less effective. We often say that a person’s energy is limited, an organization the same. If the energy distribution to the right place, right way to do the right thing, and that is a high efficiency. Where the effort spent on it is a science, it is worth a good study and summary. For example, the French side after pilots in air combat training, and sometimes the head to be a wingman flew the lead plane inverted, completely improvised play. Return when they occasionally sing in the cockpit. French provides a more lenient in this respect, the same thing does not prohibit the pilot also will not be criticized. This does not mean they are rare in the careless flight safety, the point they will catch everything. In the daily pre-flight weather briefings, weather conditions will not allow what subjects provided very clear. Stage in the tower are not necessarily responsible for flight scheduling qualifications how old, but each unit (the equivalent of our Flying Corps) security officer is full of flying veteran. They will give lectures pilots, safety tips for each flight. In our view, this grasp of flight safety, in fact, highlights the key, and will not eyebrows and a beard grabbed general grasp safe, simple under the ban, but will not find the key, the distracted, the effect is not good.
Correspondent: This idea of ??flight safety can produce what kind of impact? Will help to improve training efficiency?
in Long Beach: scientific training philosophy of science itself, including the concept of flight safety. Flight training flight safety can not be a “straitjacket” on the one hand, the flight can not be contrary to the law of the so-called bold adventure, on the other hand, can not think of safety, and on what do not dare, and fear fear hands feet. Facts have proved that this is not conducive to safety. In my opinion, the French Air Force to develop the concept of combatants is very clear that the French Air Force, fighter pilots should be forward thinking, bold and vigorous style, superior ability in the concept of domination, they formed a number of mature practice. For example, operation of rapid action, a place to pursue the shortest time to reach the required aircraft state, so it can gain an advantage in combat, take the initiative. Variety of actions to implement the boundary air flight envelope, so to grasp the limits of aircraft performance. In the fight against air combat training, the two sides are not together, not a pre-qualification is good: I fly over this way, you do not fly in the past … they gesture moves, but moves to react, give full play to the pilot initiative. Everything revolves around combat training needs. The pilots completed their tactical training, at any time may be posted to undertake combat missions overseas bases, so their training is more emphasis on practical operations.
Reporter: On the flight training you are an expert, can you give our readers elaborate on what, if not coordinated in advance, will be more prone to danger?
in Long Beach: experts can not be called. Fortunately, with the years in flight, the organization of training experience to help me quickly see a “why.” We believe that France will not set the Air Force flight safety is at stake in the training to do unnecessary risk, they stress the importance of strengthening the pilot safety awareness and improve pilot techniques to master the ultimate performance against aircraft flight risk, and actively to ensure flight safety. In the long process of development, but also formed a group with such a training model suited to the security mechanism. Short-range air combat training, although not informed of their maneuvers, but also abolished the difference in height restrictions, so did the “hit your top.” But they also have “negotiated” place, it is a certain distance from other aircraft center of the sphere of radius a safe distance from each other not to enter. Such a provision to lift the constraints on other aspects of the pilot, eliminating the concerns of flight safety too, so that they can maximize the free play. Furthermore, they attach great importance to simulation training, and improve the quality of training as this, an important means to ensure flight safety. Conversion program is interspersed with simulation training, new courses must now be carried out simulation training, simulation training, failed the same stringent checks. Simulation training device utilization is high, a very tight schedule. We see the emergence of a pilot technical problems, the instructor immediately with simulation training. Philosophy is the precursor of action, a scientific concept of flight safety, in order to have a matching set of scientific training mode.
Reporter: efficient use of resources, improve training efficiency, the French Air Force, what a typical practice to inspire us?
in Long Beach: It can be said is reflected in many ways. They are such a fighter taking off, you can simply check the car. Fort car slid off the machine, they asked the pilot put his hands on his head, around the aircraft mechanic detailed examination of the system to normal after flying. Off-line flying only 1-2 mechanics, inspection, maintenance work in the second, in the off-line aircraft are good. A lot of maintenance work to do in peacetime, which simplifies the pre-flight check and maintenance of content. Since a large number of inspections carried out after driving so that the quality of the aircraft more accurately grasp. Flight control tower and air the same, only responsible for scheduling. Airport within 10 miles around, by the control tower is responsible for deployment and protection. Out of this range, to guide the station (the equivalent of my airport flight control room) is responsible. Beyond the distance to fly from the air defense control center. Is not responsible for the technical command of the flight control tower. We have always opposed to mechanically, because nothing is isolated, they have integrated into the system of things to ensure flight safety. For example, although the tower is not a nanny-type command, but not laissez-faire attitude, another set of mechanisms to manage its own self-pilots taking off and landing capabilities. They each carry a pilot taking off and landing are the level of certification card, take off and land less than the required annual level of technology, must be certified to the designated airport. Intermittent flight more than 45 days must be restored to the specified base technology. This also makes the higher authorities to have more time and energy to engage in combat training research.
Reporters: focus on efficiency and resource to listen to you talk so much, suddenly found that the Air Force’s advanced foreign experience in the construction itself is a valuable asset that can be used.
in Long Beach: There is an old saying, stone hills, can learn, that’s what it means. If the air is an art, then art of life lies in communication. We communicate more widely, eyes more open, more flexible thinking, work more effectively. Visit our pilot group told me that the overseas experience will affect their future way of thinking and upbringing. For example, focus on learning a foreign language, conscious attention to foreign military related information. They consider these issues, has not only limited to our group how to do, how we do the division, but think of how to do foreign air force. These changes explain, not just a more experienced, but opened a window. Moreover, this impact will be long-term. I believe that with further enhancement of exchanges, more and more pilots will have the opportunity to go abroad through exchanges, we will upgrade our group training concept, which will become our police air intangible wealth.
Reporters: foreign military counterparts on how we look?
in Long Beach: From the feedback situation, this time our pilots to the West left a deep impression. They say that our pilots have a subtle oriental, but could not conceal the inner self-confidence and comprehension. They appreciate the high quality of our pilots, studying the spirit is strong, easy to deal with honest enthusiasm. Although time is not long, but forged a profound friendship. Like us, they several times expressed the desire to continue to deepen exchanges and cooperation. Exchanges benefit both sides, I believe they are watching us, we also learn some useful practice, this should be mutual. Therefore, whether to visit or visit, as long as the exchange, there is learning, and problem, there are also open and display problems. Openness is gradually deepened, with the construction and development of our Air Force, we believe that many of our own good practice will also have implications for the world and benefit the Air Force.
Reporter: experience from the trip to see, you think the most valuable resources?
in Long Beach: For this question, different people have different answers. Can be said that “people”, it can be said to “time.” Feelings from the trip to see, I think the idea is advanced most valuable resource. Both individuals and the collective, advanced the idea is to maintain a source of vigor and vitality, open vision is essential. Look at a person’s mind is open, or look towards a new thing in the final analysis, the attitude of the external things. Open eyes, in fact, is to see what, how to look. I am “blue” detachment work, we visited a lot of people do not experience, but we focus on collecting and collating the group of foreign military training philosophy, training methods, focusing on the study of their tactical thinking, also benefited greatly. I think as of today’s Air Force, we should have this attitude, that is, conscious attention to the development of large Air Force cutting-edge issues, focus on the future development trend of the Air Force, a clear picture of the Air Force’s overall construction. In this way, we want to question, to do work, there will be a relatively large number of the pattern. In a sense, understanding the gap between themselves can give us a sense of confidence, because the gap is not clear where the sense of security arising from the blind is scary. Pegged to the future, face the facts, strengthen exchanges, enhance mutual trust, today’s air force, the particularly significant. On the one hand to explore the outside, stare at the Air Force’s advanced world practice, the search for one would like to reflect on their ideas, make good use of this valuable resource, which is the mode of foreign armies advanced training gives us inspiration.