VT-27

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Training Squadron 27
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VT-27 squadron insignia
Active July 11, 1951
Country  United States of America
Branch United States Navy Seal United States Navy
Role Training

VT-27 is a Primary training squadron of the United States Navy.

Training Squadron 27 was initially established on July 11, 1951 as Advanced Training Unit-B at Naval Air Station, Corpus Christi. The command moved to Naval Air Station, Kingsville in 1952 and again to Naval Air Station, New Iberia, Louisiana in 1960. It was there the squadron was redesignated VT-27. In July 1964, the "Boomers" were returned to Naval Air Station, Corpus Christi where they continue to be an important member of the community.

One of just five Navy Primary training squadrons, VT-27 is one of two located on the Coastal Bend.

In 1973, the squadron began a transition to the role of a Primary training squadron with the arrival on 1 August of the first T-28 Trojan. By 1 October 1973, the last Grumman TS-2A Tracker, had departed, signifying the end of the Advanced training role and the completion of the transition to Primary training. In August 1983, the squadron took delivery of the first T-34C Mentor aircraft. Since March 1984, when the last T-28 ever used for naval flight training departed, the T-34C was the mainstay of the Navy and Marine Corps Primary flight training program. Since early 2013, VT-27 began exclusive use of the T-6B for all primary flight training. The "Boomers" average well over 11,000 training missions a year, and more than 70 sorties per training day.

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  • [1] VT-27 U.S. Navy Website