Training Air Wing Four
Corpus Christi, Texas is the home of Training Air Wing Four. Wing Four has been training the world's premier military pilots for over twenty years. Training Air Wing 4 is in the ideal environment for training aviators how to fly. Corpus Christi is warm year round and there is lots of wide-open space. It is also an excellent location for fishing, water skiing, golfing and other outdoor activities.
Training Air Wing Four (TRAWING FOUR), one of five training air wings in the Naval Air Training Command, was established March 1972. The five individual units making up the wing are Training Squadrons Twenty-seven (VT-27), Twenty-eight (VT-28), Thirty-one (VT-31), Thirty-five (VT-35), and the Naval Air Station Corpus Christi, which provides support services and facilities. Student Naval aviators receive basic flight training in VT-27 and VT-28. VT-31 and VT-35 provide advanced flight training for multi-engine aircraft.
Units in TRAWING FOUR have a combined total strength totaling more than 195 officer, 645 enlisted and 540 civilians. More than 130 aircraft are assigned to TRAWING FOUR. The commander of TRAWING FOUR and other training air wing commanders are given the courtesy title of commodore, which is a custom borrowed from the surface Navy. The commodores report directly to the Chief of Naval Air Training and are responsible for the supervision, coordination and administration of squadrons and stations under their commands.
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