Tag: Air Education and Training Command

USAF and other NATO air forces work together to address pilot shortage
AETC said the pilots were completing a training mission but provided no answer when asked if the flyers had reported an in-flight emergency before returning to the base The pilots of a T-38C training aircraft were making an emergency landing at Laughlin Air Force Base (AFB) when it crashed last month.
USAF identifies Pilots involved in fatal T-38 Crash at Laughlin Air Force Base
The incident marks the second fatal crash of a T-38 at Laughlin in 12 months The U.S. Air Force (USAF) has identified a pilot who was killed and another who was injured when a T-38C Talon crashed on Nov. 13, 2018 at Laughlin Air Force Base (AFB), Texas. According to a statement issued late Wednesday Capt. John Graziano, 28, an instructor...
One Killed, One Injured in T-38C Crash at Laughlin Air Force Base
This is the fifth USAF T-38 crash in in 12 months On Nov. 13, 2018 a T-38C Talon supersonic jet crashed at approximately 7:40 p.m. at Laughlin Air Force Base (AFB) in southern Texas, killing one pilot and sending a second to a hospital, the base said. His condition wasn't specified by officials, and their identities are being withheld until their...
T-38 jet trainer crashes in Oklahoma; pilot ejected safely.
At the time of the accident, the T-38 was performing a training mission. One instructor pilot was on board and safely ejected. A U.S. Air Force (USAF) T-38 Talon stationed at Vance Air Force Base (AFB) in Enid, Oklahoma, crashed at approximately 1:48 p.m. Friday local time, about 70 miles west of the base. According to a news release from the...
USAF T-6 pilots say their Texans' OBOGS are clogged by dirt and gunk
Four of five of OBOGS inspected in February were “absolutely horrendous,” containing dirt and gunk, stuck valves and oxygen lines that were kinked or had evidence of water in them On Feb. 1, the U.S. Air Force (USAF) grounded all 444 of its T-6 Texan II training aircraft at Air Education and Training Command (AETC) bases over concerns about hypoxia,...
President Trump signs order allowing USAF to recall 1,000 retired pilots back to active duty
The U.S. military has said earlier that the USAF is lacking 1,500 pilots U.S. President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Oct. 20 that will allow the U.S. Air Force (USAF) to recall as many as 1,000 retired pilots back to active duty. As reported by The Hill, the White House announced that Trump would use powers under the National...
To achieve this goal the Air Force has activated 550th Fighter Squadron at Kingsley Field in Klamath Falls On Ju. 21, 2017, the Detachment 2, 56th Operations Group at Kingsley Field in Klamath Falls, Oregon has been activated as the 550th Fighter Squadron. The unit mission is to train F-15C fighter pilots. “As a combined operations, maintenance, and support squadron, the 550th...
“The T-X was built to Air Force requirements and designed to fulfill the Air Education and Training Command mission,” lead T-X Test Pilot Steve Schmidt Boeing and Saab have completed the maiden flight of its second production-ready T-X aircraft, which is designed specifically for the U.S. Air Force (USAF) advanced pilot training requirement. As reported by Boeing news release, lead T-X...
One huge benefit of these simulators is the drastic price cut when compared to a real F-15C flight, less than 1 percent of the normal cost Since projecting combat airpower is expensive, Tyndall Air Force Base (AFB) 337th Air Control Squadron (ACS) invested in smarter operations for lower training costs to launch a jet, fly an unlimited amount of hours...
With the modifications, the heads-up display will now have a visual indicator of the speed brake position As told by Richard W. Essary, 75th Air Base Wing Public Affairs in his article Program office celebrates T-38C mod completion, Air Force program officials recently completed two major modifications to the T-38C Talon. Technicians from the 575th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron (AMXS) at Joint...

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