We were out walking the dogs today when I spotted a pair of jets flying overhead. Ordinarily, this wouldn’t have garnered much interest, but they were, in fact, military aircraft. London (Ontario, that is) hosts the International Test Pilots School. In addition, this company has a subsidiary, the International Tactical Training Centre (ITTC). They train pilots from all over the world in a variety of different programs, using AERO L-39 trainers, better known as the Albatros.
This Czechoslovakian design (now the Czech Republic) is one of the most widely used jet trainers in existence. Over thirty different air forces worldwide employ it as well as a number of civilian organizations (of which ITTC is one). By the way, it’s not a typo, Albatros is spelled in the Czech manner, with only one ‘s’.
Interesting what you can discover when paying attention to your surroundings.
Until next time, happy reading!
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Paul Bennett, Writer of Epic Fantasy Adventures.