1st Flying Training Squadron


1st Flying Training Squadron
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1st Flying Training Squadron first enlisted pilot class students Remotely Piloted Aircraft Initial Flight Training students after completing their first solo flight. Pictured in front of a DA-20 Katana at Pueblo Memorial Airport, Colorado on 3 November 2016. They became two of the first enlisted Airmen in six decades to complete solo flights.
Active1969-1971; 1990-1994; 2007-present
Country United States
Branch United States Air Force
RoleBasic Aircraft Training
Part ofAir Education and Training Command
Garrison/HQPueblo Memorial Airport, Colorado
Nickname(s)Tigers[citation needed]
DecorationsAir Force Outstanding Unit Award[1]
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The 1st Flying Training Squadron is part of the 306th Flying Training Group based at Pueblo Memorial Airport, Colorado. It conducts flight training for all USAF Pilot and Combat Systems Officer trainees, regardless of commissioning source.


The squadron mission is to screen Air Force aviator candidates for entry into Undergraduate Flight Training as well as to develop outstanding officers through the application of positive life habit patterns and the Air Force Core Values.[3]


The 1st provided pilot and navigator proficiency training to all Air Force rated personnel assigned to headquarters in the Washington, D.C. area from, 1969–1971. It conducted the USAF flight screening program for pilot training candidates between 1990 and 1994 and flew the initial T-3 Firefly operations in early 1994.[1]


1st Flying Training Squadron (first unit)

  • Constituted as the 1st Flying Training Squadron on 9 May 1969
Activated on 1 July 1969
Inactivated 30 June 1971
Consolidated with the 1st Flight Screening Squadron as the 1st Flight Screening Squadron on 1 May 1993[1]

1st Flying Training Squadron (second unit)

  • Constituted as the 1st Flight Screening Squadron which was constituted on 1 June 1990
Activated on 4 June 1990
Consolidated with the 1st Flying Training Squadron on 1 May 1993
Redesignated 1st Flying Training Squadron on 28 May 1993
Inactivated on 1 April 1994
  • Activated on 14 December 2007[1]





  1. ^ a b c d e f g h Haulman, Daniel (27 March 2017). "Factsheet 1 Flying Training Squadron (AETC)". Air Force Historical Research Agency. Retrieved 12 July 2018.
  2. ^ "Approved insignia for: 1st Flight Screening Squadron". National Archives Catalog. Retrieved 12 July 2018.
  3. ^ No byline. "Air Education and Training Command Units: 306th FlyingTraining Group". Air Education and Training Command Public Affairs. Archived from the original on 26 February 2012. Retrieved 12 July 2018.

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