Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Whiting gets its final T-6B

NAVAL AIR STATION WHITING FIELD, Fla. – The final T-6B Texan II training aircraft has been delivered to Naval Air Station Whiting Field. Hundreds of aviation students have learned flying fundamentals with the T-6B since the Navy transitioned from the T-34C Turbo Mentor as its primary training aircraft in 2009. It's the 148th T-6B delivered to the base. Whiting Field trains around 750 student Naval aviators in the T-6B each year. The base trains Navy, Marine students along with some students from the Air Force Coast Guard and students from allied nations. (Source: Pensacola News Journal, 06/21/16, Whiting Field, 06/20/16)