VT-19

Training Squadron NINETEEN - Attack Frogs was never assigned the Skyhawk. The Attack Frogs were in the jet training pipeline teaching initial jet flight instruction for many Skyhawk pilots.

   


Patch

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Handle

  • Attack Frogs


Heritage

  • 02 AUG 1971: VT-19 Commissioned at NAS Meridian.
  • 01 OCT 1998: VT-19 re-designated VT-9.


Home Ports

  • 1961 - 199? - - McCain Field, Naval Air Station Meridian, Mississippi.


Air Wings

  • Yxxxx: Training Wing One (TW1)


Deployments

  • None


Aircraft

  • 1971: North American T-2C Buckeye.

  • Commanding Officers
    • No data yet.

    Events
    • 02 AUG 1971:
      Training Squadron 9 was split in half and a second squadron, Training Squadron 19 Attack Frogs, was established.

    • March 1971:
      The Navy switched training concept to parallel flow. VT-19 provided basic flight training in Transition, Precision Acrobatics, Basic Instruments, Radio Instruments, Night Flying, Formation Flying, Air-to-air Gunnery and Carrier Qualification.

    • September 1972:
      Training Squadron NINE was assigned the training concept of Basic and Advanced flight training.

    • 1975:
      Training Squadron NINE tasked with jet transition for Marine helicopter pilots.

    • 1975:
      Training Squadron NINE tasked with jet transition for Navy propeller pilots.

    • 1977:
      Training Squadron NINE tasked with jet transition for Spanish helicopter pilots.

    • 1982:
      Training Squadron NINE tasked with Grumman E-2 pilot training comprised of 68 training flights in the T-2C Buckeye.

    • JUL 1987: VT-9 was disestablished and consolidated with VT-19.
    • OCT 1998: VT-9 was reborn when VT-19 was re-designated VT-9.

    Awards
    • No info yet.


    Sources:
    • Bud Southworth

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