Britain’s Royal Air Force (RAF) has begun inducting a new fleet of training aircraft that it hopes will bring about a revolution in the way it trains pilots for the front line. The introduction of an off-the-shelf fleet—including the Grob G120TP Prefect, the Embraer Phenom 100 and the Beechcraft T-6C Texan II—over the next two years not only marks a rapid overhaul of the RAF’s training fleet but also, senior officers hope, a speed-up of training throughput. The RAF ...

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