Israeli Air Force Pilots Share Thrill of Flying, Lessons Learned At New Online Flight Simulator Center of Excellence

Participants learn key principles of IAF, including teamwork, continual process improvement, and implementing lessons learned 

The Squadron, the only air force simulator program with Israeli fighter pilots as instructors, announced the launch of their live, online center of excellence. The center, which was developed to help Human Resource teams provide high-quality employee soft skills’ training, promotes the ideals and principles of one of the world’s leading air forces, providing participants with a unique opportunity for growth.

 “Our online workshops capture the spirit and heritage of the Israeli Air Force, combining a thrilling flight simulator experience with an actual IAF pilot navigating the adventure,” said Colonel (res) Kobi Regev, founder, and CEO of the Squadron. “When the flight lands, our pilots help teams analyze events, imparting our methodologies for using failure as a growth tool.”

The simulator uses F-16 and F-35 fighter jets. Work teams participate in half-day workshops that are tailored to the needs of the organization.

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“We found the workshop to be a tremendous experience for our teams,” said Inbal Gavish, HRBP, House of Fun, at Playtika. “The lessons and methodologies that originated in the Israeli Air Force are being adapted to the corporate world, helping with key concepts around process improvement and lessons learned.”

Before each online mission, participants are given a briefing, where they learn the parameters of their mission and how to fly their fighter jet. They work together with teammates and an IAF fighter pilot to plan their approach, discuss strategy, and ensure that this mission succeeds.

While in the simulator, participants fly over neutral territory, taking part in different types of missions.  Their IAF pilot acts as a navigator during the flight, assisting virtual pilots as they fly and guide them to mission success.

After landing, the IAF pilot leads participants through the debriefing session. Through the course, participants learn how to recognize mistakes they made, understand the root cause of those errors, and find ways to avoid similar mistakes in the future.

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