14 inch solid wood plaque hand carved and painted.
The use of naval aviation insignia is a modern form of heraldry that dates back to the early period of naval aviation in the 1920’s and captures many proud moments of its history. The practice fosters a sense of pride, unit cohesion and contributes to high morale, esprit de corps and professionalism within the community. It also serves as an effective means of preserving a command’s tradition, continuity of purpose and recognition, as traced through its lineage. The following rules are provided to ensure that all command insignia and slogans are in keeping with the highest traditions of the proud naval aviation heritage.
Training Squadron TWO-TWO (VT-22) is the premier U.S. Navy and Marine Corps strike training squadron.
The finest instructor pilots in the fleet train the next generation of Navy and Marine Corps pilots.
We are forging the future of Navy and Marine Corps Aviation.
VT-22 Instructor pilots average 10 training flights per week. Junior officers averaged about 300-400 hours last year. Those hours were in all aspects of flight training, including air combat maneuvering, air-to-ground employment, and carrier qualification. There is no other jet squadron in the Navy or Marine Corps that affords this level of flight operations to its aviators.
Student Naval and Marine Corps Aviators arrive with only rudimentary aviation abilities and leave with the capacity to transition to the Hornet, Rhino, Growler, Harrier, Hawkeye, Greyhound, and Prowler. The syllabus consists of 131 sorties covering 162.1 hours in the T-45 Goshawk jet trainer. It is an intensive, challenging syllabus that provides the necessary skills for a young officer to join the cadre of the finest aviators in the world.
Our customers are the Navy and Marine Corps Fleet Replacement Squadrons who accept the newly winged aviators and continue their flight training, ultimately preparing them for combat operations. Our pilots go on to be the next generation of warriors and leaders in the Navy, Marine Corps, and in select foreign partner nations.
We look forward to the arrival of fleet experienced pilots who are eager to accept the excitement and challenges of our mission. We look forward to the arrival of every new student naval aviator from the primary flight training squadrons. Finally, we are proud and eager to present WINGS OF GOLD to those who demonstrate the dedication and propensity required by Navy and Marine Corps pilots.
Sixty Years of professionalism and prominence.