89th Flying Training Squadron

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89th Flying Training Squadro
Cessna T-37 (3014105693).jpg
Squadron Cessna T-37
Active 1942-1945; 1973-present
Country  United States
Branch  United States Air Force
Role Pilot Training
Part of Air Education and Training Command
Garrison/HQ Sheppard Air Force Base
Decorations Distinguished Unit Citation
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award
89th Flying Training Squadron emblem (approved 18 July 1995)[1][note 1] 89th Flying Training Squadron.jpg
Tail Code EN

The 89th Flying Training Squadron is part of the 80th Flying Training Wing based at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas. It operates the T-6 Texan II aircraft conducting flight training.


World War II[edit]

The 89th flew combat missions in the China Burma India Theater from, 8 September 1943 – 28 April 1945.[1]

Pilot Training[edit]

It conducted undergraduate pilot training for US and allied students from, 1973–1981 and has been part of the Euro-NATO Joint Pilot Training Program since October 1981.[1]



  • Constituted as the 89th Pursuit Squadron (Interceptor) on 13 January 1942
Activated on 9 February 1942
Redesignated 89th Fighter Squadron on 15 May 1942
Redesignated 89th Fighter Squadron (Single Engine) on 1 July 1942
Redesignated 89th Fighter Squadron, Single Engine on 28 February 1944
Inactivated on 3 November 1945
  • Redesignated 89th Flying Training Squadron on 25 May 1972
Activated on 1 Jan 1973[1]





  1. ^ The emblem was originally approved on 5 June 1944. In 1995 it was modified to place the approved emblem on a disc to comply with USAF regulations. Maurer, Combat Squadron, p. 303; Air Force Instruction 84-105, Organizational Lineage, Honors and Heraldry.
  1. ^ a b c d e f g Kane, Robert B. (March 29, 2010). "Factsheet 89 Flying Training Squadron (AETC)". Air Force Historical Research Agency. Archived from the original on September 28, 2015. Retrieved October 15, 2016. 


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