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Training Squadron Flies 100,000th Sortie

By: AP
By: AP

Friday, the instructors and future pilots of the Air Force took off for a landmark flight.

The gateway to Air Force aviation is the 1st Flying Training Squadron at Pueblo Memorial Airport. The squadron oversees Initial Flight Screening, for all of the Air Force’s pilot, combat systems officers and remotely piloted aircraft candidates. It is the first step in the Air Force’s undergraduate flying training process.

Friday’s flight was the 100,000th sortie for the squadron.

The Air Force Academy says they’ve reached this milestone with a very strong safety record.

The 1st Flying Training Squadron also welcomed its 100th class to Introductory Flight Training on Wednesday.


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