European Tactical Airlift Programme – Course (ETAP-C) aims to provide air transport crews with a comprehensive airlift tactics course to enhance tactical knowledge, to expand the personal ‘comfort zone’ in unfriendly scenarios and to increase survivability in this airspace.  Since almost all EATF-nations participate in the courses interoperability between European air forces will grow in this domain. Thanks to the effort of the EATC, who designed the ETAP Tactices, Techniques and Procedures (ETTP) and the by ETAC trained Tactical Instructor Pilots (TacIP) and Loadmasters (TacILM) all participating crews operate by ‘the same sheet of music’. The ETTPs are supposed to be the ‘bible’ for tactical flying. On the courses (Single-ship Day, Single-ship Night/NVG, Multiple-ship) crews are trained within a simulated theatre-deployment set up, exposing them to a complex surface-to-air and air-to-air threat. They are continuously challenged to conduct more and more demanding airlift missions, however always being assisted by TacIPs.  At the end of each course, graduating crews will be presented a certificate.