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Navy Restarts Flights for Some T-45C Trainers

Navy Restarts Flights for Some T-45C Trainers

A T-45C Goshawk, attached to Training Air Wing 1, approaches USS Gerald R. Ford’s (CVN 78) flight deck, Feb. 4, 2021. Ford is underway in the Atlantic Ocean conducting carrier qualifications. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Jackson Adkins)

Chief of Naval Air Training resumed T-45C Goshawk aircraft flight operations Monday, according to a Naval Air Systems Command release. Read More

Navy Harnessing New Technology to Restructure Aviation Training

Navy Harnessing New Technology to Restructure Aviation Training

Wilfred Merkel, simulator requirements officer for Chief of Naval Air Training (CNATRA), provides guidance to 2nd Lt. Liam Wells, a student naval aviator assigned to the “Rangers” of Training Squadron 28, in March 2019. US Navy photo.

The Navy is incorporating new technologies into its aviation training curriculum, from hand-held devices to full simulators, to better train airmen to fly and fight their aircraft. Read More

Navy Can't Afford to Slow Pilot Training Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

Navy Can’t Afford to Slow Pilot Training Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

A T-45C Goshawk training aircraft assigned to Carrier Training Wing (CTW) 2 launches from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69) on Feb. 9, 2017. US Navy photo.

Stopping the spread of COVID-19 in the Navy requires best practices not that aren’t always conducive to pilot training — training the service says it can’t afford to slow down.

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