Alvaro Pete Abraldes iis the Director of Training of
Consolidated Air Support Systems, LLC (CASS) and Executive Vice President of Allied Defense
Services International (ADSI). Pete has over 32 years of Inflight Refueling experience,29 years
as an instructor/evaluator. Pete is a retired USAF veteran with 26 with years of active duty
service. He has accumulated over 9,500 flying hours in the KC-135R/S/T/A, KC-10A, A310 MRTT,
and A330 MRTT. During his Air Force career, Pete was a Wing Standardization Evaluator, Wing
Scheduler, NCOIC of Squadron Training, Wing Current Operations, NCOIC of Wing Plans and Programs,
Superintendent of KC10 CCTS, and Squadron Superintendent
Since 2009, He has been involved in the development and implementation of the
Airbus A330 tanker derivative MRTT and FSTA variants. As a Subcontractor to Airbus Defense and
Space, he was the Site Manager responsible for a team of 10 instructors. His team was responsible
for the development of all aircrew training materials and the development of Simulator and Flight
training profiles. The team trained 75 aircrew members from 4 different countries, with a 97% graduation
rate. Pete was flight test qualified and participated in the test, development, certification, and
qualification of the ARO PTT trainer and Boom and Drogue systems of the MRTT and FSTA. He also
conducted test, evaluation, and certification for the Typhoon, F18, F16, MRTT, Tornado, C130, A400M,
and F15 aircraft with the MRTT Boom and Drogue systems. He has over 1500 Flight hours on the A330
Tanker (MRTT and FSTA).
Pete was the lead Instructor Assigned to the Local Support Team in Saudi Arabia
imbedded in the squadron. He was responsible for the mission ready training of the ARO’s. During his
tenure, there he was appointed as the Squadron ARO Standardization Evaluation Flight Examiner “SEFE”.
Pete also created the Continuation training program for the RSAF. He wrote the RSAF MRTT SOP’s, edited
and corrected the RSAF MRTT training regulation, and created the instructor upgrade syllabus.
Pete has participated in the Air Refueling Systems
Advisory Group (ARSAG), as a Training panel presenter and is a member
of Airlift Tanker Association (ATA).
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