Friday, February 9, 2018

AF grounds NASP T-6s

PENSACOLA, Fla. – The Air Force has grounded some training flights at Naval Air Station Pensacola because of hypoxia-related issues experienced by pilots at other bases flying T-6 Texan II A aircraft. The Pensacola News Journal reports that Randy Martin, a spokesman for the San Antonio-based 12th Flying Squadron, said the Air Force has 22 of the planes at NAS Pensacola. The plens are used to train combat systems officers as part of its 479th Fighter Group at the Navy base. Earlier this month the Air Force grounded its entire fleet of T-6 Texan II A planes after pilots experienced hypoxia due to lack of oxygen in flight. Naval Air Station Whiting Field, Fla., flies a different version of the T-6 Texan II. (Source: Pensacola News Journal, 02/08/18)