Lieutenant Colonel



Joint Air Power Competence Centre (2015-2019)

Lieutenant Colonel Roberto Paviotti joined the Italian Air Force Academy in August 1995, where he obtained a degree in Political Science. As of 2000, he was a Military Pilot starting at 61st Air Brigade in Galatina (Lecce) and later 46th Air Brigade, 50th Squadron (Air transport), in Pisa, where he became a C-130 Special Tactics Operative Instructor for Transport and obtained ‘Combat Readiness’ on the C130 aircraft. From 2003, his training was complemented with special skills e.g. airdrop, air-to-air refuelling (for fixed and rotary wings), night vision goggle flight, and assault operations. As a pilot, he was much involved in air support to missions abroad in Kosovo 2002, Afghanistan 2002-2014, Iraq 2003-2007, Lebanon 2006, and Libya 2011. Furthermore, he participated in multinational joint exercises including Special Forces. Since Sep 2015, he serves as in the JAPCC as Subject Matter Expert for Air Transport.

Information provided is current as of January 2017

From the Author

The Value of Common Air Transport Training

A Glance at the European Advanced Airlift Tactics Training Course
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In a changing and unpredictable security environment, the quest for higher quantity and quality of allied military capabilities is a logical one. However, despite widespread austerity and limited defence budgets, there is a call for [...]

Air Transport Training, Exercises and Interoperability

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‘If I had a wish list, it would be more ISR capability, more airlift or more rapid global mobility, particularly with respect to air-to-air refuelling. I encourage things that will give us better interoperability among [...]

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