Navy nuclear-powered Aircraft Carrier Charles de Gaulle out at sea for
aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle (CVN R91) left Toulon naval base
on October 16 with its full crew and airwing onboard (Rafale, Super-Etendard
Modernisé, Hawkeye, Dauphin helicopter). The training will focus
mainly on the validation of pilot skills in two consecutive phases.
Navy nuclear-powered Aircraft Carrier Charles de Gaulle
Picture: French Navy
first phase, commonly called "École de l’Aviation
Embarquée" (Carrier-borne Aviation School), will qualify
rookie French naval aviation pilots for day and night carrier operations.
For some of those young pilots this will be their first landing on the
deck of Charles de Gaulle CVN.
The second phase will consist in training newly qualified pilots as
well as veteran pilots in the conduct of operational missions from the