Polish president calls for training of Ukrainian pilots to operate F-16 fighter jets – CNN

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The training of Ukrainian pilots to operate F-16 fighter jets is “important and quite necessary,” Poland’s President Andrzej Duda told CNN, saying that he believes that Ukraine’s armed forces will want to be “up to the NATO standard” and, therefore, will want to use F-16 fighter jets.

Poland ready to train Ukrainian pilots on F-16 jets, but decision needs approval “within a wider coalition” – Polish PM in Kyiv

“The United States is working with Ukrainian pilots in the US to determine how long it would take to train them to fly F-16 fighter jets, three sources briefed on the matter told CNN. Two Ukrainian pilots are currently at a military base in the US having their skills tested in flight simulators to see how much time they would need to learn to fly various US military aircraft, including F-16s,” CNN reported.

US evaluating Ukrainian pilots for possible F-16 training – CNN sources

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