|1st Flying Training Squadron
1st Flying Training Squadron Remotely Piloted Aircraft Initial Flight Training students after completing a solo flight[note 1]
|Active||1969-1971; 1990-1994; 2007-present|
|Branch||United States Air Force|
|Role||Remotely Piloted Aircraft Training|
|Part of||Air Education and Training Command|
|Garrison/HQ||Pueblo Memorial Airport, Colorado|
|Decorations||Air Force Outstanding Unit Award|
|1st Flying Training Squadron emblem (approved 15 November 2007)|
|1st Flight Screening Squadron emblem|
The 1st Flying Training Squadron 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 trainees, regardless of commissioning source.
The squadron mission 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 (first unit)
- Constituted as the 1st Flying Training Squadron on 9 May 1969
- Activated on 1 July 1969
- Inactivated 30 June 1971
- Consolidated with the 1st Flight Screening Squadron as the 1st Flight Screening Squadron on 1 May 1993
1st Flying Training Squadron (second unit)
- Constituted as the 1st Flight Screening Squadron which was constituted on 1 June 1990
- Activated on 4 June 1990
- Consolidated with the 1st Flying Training Squadron on 1 May 1993
- Redesignated 1st Flying Training Squadron on 28 May 1993
- Inactivated on 1 April 1994
- Activated on 14 December 2007
- 1st Composite Wing, 1 July 1969 – 30 June 1971
- Officer Training School, 4 June 1990
- 12th Flying Training Wing, 1 July 1991
- 12th Operations Group, 15 December 1991 – 1 Apr 1994
- 306th Flying Training Group, 14 December 2007 – present
- Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland, 1 July 1969 – 30 June 1971
- Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, 4 June 1990 – 1 April 1994
- Pueblo Memorial Airport, Colorado, 14 December 2007 – present
- Convair T-29 Flying Classroom (1969–1970)
- Lockheed T-33 T-Bird (1969–1971)
- North American T-39 Sabreliner (1969–1971)
- Cessna T-41 Mescalero (1990–1993)
- Slingsby T-3 Firefly (1994)
- Diamond DA-20 Eclipse (2007–present)
- Explanatory notes
- In fronf of a DA-20 Katana at Pueblo Memorial Airport, Colorado on 3 November 2016. The first enlisted pilot class students took their first solo flight. They became two of the first enlisted Airmen in six decades to complete solo flights.
- Haulman, Daniel (27 March 2017). "Factsheet 1 Flying Training Squadron (AETC)". Air Force Historical Research Agency. Retrieved 12 July 2018.
- "Approved insignia for: 1st Flight Screening Squadron". National Archives Catalog. Retrieved 12 July 2018.
- No byline. "Air Education and Training Command Units: 306th FlyingTraining Group". Air Education and Training Command Public Affairs. Archived from the original on 26 February 2012. Retrieved 12 July 2018.