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1st Flying Training Squadron

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Country  United States
Type  Pilot Training
1st Flying Training Squadron
Active  1 July 1969 - 30 June 1971 4 June 1990 - 1 April 1994 14 December 2007 - Present
Branch  United States Air Force
Part of  Air Education and Training Command 19th Air Force 306th Flying Training Group
Garrison/HQ  Pueblo Memorial Airport, CO

The 1st Flying Training Squadron (1 FTS) 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 (CSO) trainees, regardless of commissioning source. It would help for students to show up with at least a few flight hours to help them to pass Initial Flight Screening.



The Mission of the 1st FTS 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.


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.


  • 1st Flying Training Squadron (1969–1990)
  • 1st Flight Screening Squadron (1990–1993)
  • 1st Flying Training Squadron (1993–Present)
  • Assignments

  • 1st Composite Wing (1969–1971)
  • Officer Training School (1990–1991)
  • 12th Flying Training Wing (1991–1994)
  • 306th Flying Training Group (2007–Present)
  • Bases stationed

  • Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland (1969–1971)
  • Lackland Air Force Base, Texas (1990–1994)
  • Pueblo Memorial Airport, Colorado (2007–Present)
  • Aircraft Operated

  • T-29 (1969–1970)
  • T-33 Shooting Star (1969–1971)
  • T-39 Sabreliner (1969–1971)
  • T-41 Mescalero (1990–1993)
  • T-3 Firefly (1994)
  • Diamond DA-20 Eclipse (2007–Present)
  • References

    1st Flying Training Squadron Wikipedia

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