Alvaro Pete Abraldes is the Director
of Training of Consolidated Air Support Systems, LLC (CASS) and Site
manager of Allied Defense Services International (ADSI). Pete has over
26 years of USAF Inflight Refueling experience, 23 years as an instructor/evaluator.
Pete retired from the USAF as a Master Sergeant with over 8,500 flying
hours in the KC-135R/S/T/A and the KC-10A. 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
950 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 AROs. 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 SOPs, edited
and corrected the RSAF MRTT training regulation, and created the instructor
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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