50th FTS “Strikin’ Snakes” 2020 T-38 Talon Model
Fly with the 50th FTS “Strikin’ Snakes” 2020 in this hand crafted T-38 Talon Model. Each model is carved from wood and hand painted to provide a unique piece that will always be treasured.
- Length – 12 inches
- Made from Mahogany
- US Veteran Owned Business
50th Flying Training Squadron
The 50th Flying Training Squadron is part of the 14th Flying Training Wing based at Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi. It operates Northrop T-38C Talon aircraft conducting flight training.
Training Combat Pilots for America
The advanced phase of undergraduate pilot training is conducted by the 50th Flying Training Squadron. This phase consists of 101.69 hours of academic instruction, 69 hours of ground training, 36.9 hours of simulator instruction, and 69 sorties comprising 96.9 hours of flight instruction in the Northrop T-38C. Training includes advanced aircraft handling, tactical navigation, fluid maneuvering and an increased emphasis in two- and four-ship formation. At the completion of training, the graduate is awarded the aeronautical rating of pilot.
World War II
The 50th flew patrols on the West Coast of the United States from February–June 1942 then provided air defense of Iceland from August 1942-February 1944. It was not operational between February 1944 and its inactivation in August 1944.
Air Force reserves
The squadron was active in the reserve from 1947 to 1949.
The squadron has conducted undergraduate pilot training since, 1 June 1972.
Constituted as the 50th Pursuit Squadron (Fighter) on 20 November 1940
Activated on 15 January 1941
Redesignated 50th Fighter Squadron (Twin Engine) on 15 May 1942
Redesignated 50th Fighter Squadron, Two Engine on 28 February 1944
Disbanded on 9 August 1944
Reconstituted and redesignated 50th Fighter Squadron (All Weather) on 23 May 1947
Activated in the reserve on 12 June 1947
Inactivated on 27 June 1949
Redesignated 50th Flying Training Squadron on 22 Mar 1972
Activated on 1 June 1972