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  • The 41st FTS paves the path for T-6 procedures

    When it comes to the mission of Columbus Air Force Base where we Cultivate Airmen, Create pilots and Connect, the priority of the 41st Flying Training Squadron, also known as the Flying Buzzsaws, is to create pilots, but they also contribute by cultivating innovative leaders.

  • 19th AF command chief talks readiness at Columbus AFB

    Nineteenth Air Force Command Chief Master Sgt. Erik Thomson held an all call for the enlisted force between visiting many units of the 14th Flying Training Wing April 8, on Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi.

  • RAF partners with PTN to innovate pilot training pipeline

    After a visit in May 2018 to the Pilot Training Next facility in Austin and facing a pilot shortage, the United Kingdom’s Royal Air Force is taking innovation to the next level with the inclusion of a student and an instructor pilot in the second iteration of the class.

  • IFF: Where fighter pilots begin their careers

    Before pilots step into fighter aircraft, they must go through Introduction to Fighter Fundamentals, an eight-week course designed to transform newly graduated pilots selected to fly fighters into fighter wingmen.

  • Pilot training moving at the speed of innovation

    The implementation of virtual and augmented realities by the 80th Flying Training Wing is creating a portfolio of tools that allows instructor and student pilots alike to enhance the learning experience within the Euro-NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training program, the world’s only internationally manned

  • AETC announces 2018 flying training awards

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas – The 71st Flying Training Wing at Vance Air Force Base, Okla., flew away with the top flying training wing honors for 2018 during the Air Education and Training Command Flying Training Awards ceremony Oct. 26, here.    The second annual event, hosted by the