VT-7 Eagles Squadron Patch
Aviators! Are you looking for a high-quality patch you’ll proudly wear or display? Look no further than the VT-7 Eagles Squadron Patch!
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VT-7 originated as a Naval Advanced Training Activity located at Naval Air Station Memphis, Tennessee. It was initially composed of two advanced training units. These were consolidated into Basic Training Group SEVEN, which employed the T-28 “Trojan” and T-29 “Seastar” to train student aviators in basic instrument flying. BTG-7 was designated as VT-7 in July, 1960, and relocated to NAS Meridian, Mississippi, one year later. VT-7 then split to form a “sister” squadron, Training Squadron NINE (VT-9) in December, 1961. In 1964, VT-7 won its first of twenty Chief of Naval Operations Aviation Safety “S” Awards. A superior safety record and an aggressively professional approach to safeguarding lives and aircraft enabled the Command to again receive the CNO Safety Award in 2009.
The T-2 “Buckeye” was used in VT-7 from 1962 until 1971. The Command then transitioned to the Douglas TA-4J “Skyhawk” to train pilots for advanced strike missions. The first advanced strike student earned his Wings of Gold in the spring of 1972. The last Naval Aviator trained by VT-7 in the TA-4J graduated in 1999 when VT-7 transitioned to the Boeing T-45C “Goshawk.” In its first year of Goshawk service, VT-7 flew over 18,000 sorties and made nearly 1,300 carrier landings. From September 2015 to December 2016, the Squadron flew more than 28,200 hours and winged 80 students trained by a staff of 37 Active Duty and 24 Reserve Instructor pilots. To date, the “Eagles” of VT-7 have winged more than 4,280 Naval and Marine Corps Aviators including 361 International Students from France, Italy, Kuwait, Spain, Thailand, Singapore, Taiwan, and Brazil.
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