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  • SUPT class 21-02 set to graduate

    Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training class 21-02 graduated after 52 weeks of training at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, Nov. 13, 2020. Laughlin is home of the 47th Flying Training Wing, whose mission is to build combat-ready Airmen, leaders and pilots. (U.S. Air Force graphic by Senior Airman

  • 86th FTS leads future Air Force pilots to fly heavies

    If you’re flying a heavy in the Air Force, chances are you trained in the T-1A Jayhawk with the 86th Flying Training Squadron at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas.The 86th FTS creates the best mobility pilots in the Air Force, and when they’re called back to carry on the mission, they bring experiences

  • First FAIP flagship unveiled at Laughlin AFB

    On an overcast and humid morning, a gaggle of instructor pilots--most of them wearing a black flag patch identifying them as first assignment instructor pilots--gathered on the flightline in front of the closed doors of Hangar II along with members from the 47th Maintenance Directorate and the

  • XLer of the week: 1st Lt. Marc Howe

    First Lt. Marc Howe, 86th Flying Training Squadron flight scheduler and instructor pilot, was chosen by wing leadership to be the “XLer of the Week”, the week of April 27, 2020, at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas. The “XLer” award, presented by Col. Lee Gentile, 47th Flying Training Wing commander,

  • SUPT classes 20-10, 20-11 set to graduate

    Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training Class 20-10 and 20-11 are set to graduate after 52 weeks of training at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, March 27, 2020. Laughlin is the home of the 47th Flying Training Wing, whose mission is to build combat-ready Airmen, leaders and pilots. (U.S. Air Force

  • SUPT classes 20-06, 20-07 set to graduate

    All Laughlin members are invited to attend Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training Class 20-06 and 20-07’s graduation ceremony at 10 a.m., Jan. 24, 2020, in Anderson Hall, here.

  • XLer of the week: 1st Lt. Zachary Turek

    First Lt. Zachary Turek, 86th Flying Training Squadron instructor pilot, was chosen by wing leadership to be the “XLer of the Week”, Sept. 2, 2019, at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas.The “XLer” award, presented by Col. Lee Gentile, 47th Flying Training Wing commander, is given to those who