1st Flying Training Squadron

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1st Flying Training Squadron
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1st Flying Training Squadron Patch
Active 1 July 1969 - 30 June 1971
4 June 1990 - 1 April 1994
14 December 2007 - Present
Country United States
Branch United States Air Force
Type Pilot Training
Part of Air Education and Training Command
19th Air Force
306th Flying Training Group
Garrison/HQ Pueblo Memorial Airport, CO
Mascot Tigers
Decorations Outstanding Unit ribbon.svg AFOUA

The 1st Flying Training Squadron (1 FTS) is part of the 306th Flying Training Group based out of Pueblo Memorial Airport, Colorado. It conducts flight training for all USAF Pilot and Combat Systems Officer (CSO) trainees, regardless of commissioning source. It would help for students to show up with at least a few flight hours to help them to pass Initial Flight Screening.


The Mission of the 1st FTS 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.[1]


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.[2]


  • 1st Flying Training Squadron (1969–1990)
  • 1st Flight Screening Squadron (1990–1993)
  • 1st Flying Training Squadron (1993–Present)


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