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41st Flying Training Squadron Flying Buzzsaws T-6 II

$214.00

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41st Flying Training Squadron Flying Buzzsaws T-6 II

Solo again in the T-6 II with Flying Buzzsaws FTS. This 12 inch model is a must have for any Air Force Aviator and makes the perfect gift after soloing!

The 41st Flying Training Squadron’s mission is to train future Air Force military aviators in Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training Phase 2 in the T-6A. Additionally, the 41 FTS trains several foreign military pilots each year in the T-6, through both Foreign Military Sales program and the international Aviation Leadership Program. To accomplish its mission, the 41 FTS annually flies over 17,200 sorties and 22,000 flight hours. The squadron also qualifies and sustains 80-90 mission-ready T-6 instructor pilots. The 41 FTS is renowned for the quality of their instructor force and are the Air Force’s premier T-6 flying squadron. The “Flying Buzzsaws” are currently commanded by Lt Col Derek “Shades” Oakley [2]

The 41st flew antisubmarine patrols off the coast of Washington from, 14 December 1941-21 January 1942. It then went on to fly combat sorties including patrol, escort, and close air support in Southwest and Western Pacific areas from, 23 July 1942-14 August 1945. The squadron also flew air defense of Japan during the Korean War. It conducted academic training for pilots and managed the accelerated copilot enrichment training program from, 1990–1991 and has conducted student flight training since 1998.[1]