IERWInitial Entry Rotary Wing (US DoD)
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In the late 1980s, the Army instituted a successful multi-track IERW scheme where students streamed from light training helicopters to their go-to-war aircraft.
The Flight School XXI concept revives the multi-track IERW scheme.
The new training plan blends the aircraft qualification course into IERW to shorten the overall program, but it gives students more time in their operational aircraft.
Flight School XXI plans are modeled on the requirement to train 1,200 IERW aviators a year through 2005.