Swedish Air Force Flying School

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Swedish Air Force Flying School
Krigsflygskolan
Flygskolan vapen.svg
Active1926–1998
CountrySweden
AllegianceSwedish Armed Forces
BranchSwedish Air Force
TypeSchool (1926–1976)
Wing (1976–1998)
Part ofChief of the Air Force (1926–1966)
Southern Military Area (1966–1998)
Garrison/HQLjungbyhed
Motto(s)Docendo discimus[1] ("By teaching, we learn")
March"Krigsflygskolans marsch" (Hållander)[note 1]
Insignia
RoundelsRoundel of Sweden – Low Visibility.svg Roundel of Sweden.svg
Aircraft flown
TrainerÖ 2, Ö 4, Sk 1, Sk 3, Sk 5, Sk 6, Sk 8, Sk 9, Sk 10, Sk 11, Sk 12, Sk 14, Sk 15, Sk 16, Sk 25, Sk 50, Sk 60, Sk 61, J 28B, J 28C
G 101, Se 102, Se 103, Se 104, Ö 1, Ö 5, Ö 9, P 1, J 1, J 2, J 3, J 5, J 6, J 7, J 9, S 6B, Fpl 801

Swedish Air Force Flying School[3] (Swedish: Krigsflygskolan), also F 5 Ljungbyhed, or simply F 5, is a former Swedish Air Force training wing with the main base located in Ljungbyhed in southern Sweden.

History[edit]

The moor at Ljungby was adopted for military use in 1658 by the Scanian Hussar Regiment as a training ground. In 1910, the first flights were commenced from the grounds.

Enoch Thulin set up a public flying school on June 16, 1915.

In 1926, the newly formed Swedish Air Force set up their flying school at Ljungbyhed.

Between 1983 and 1996 the Air Force school of meteorology was also located at Ljungbyhed.

In 1996, F 5 Ljungbyhed was decommissioned and the pilot training was taken over by the Scania Air Force Wing (F 10).

Currently, Lund University School of Aviation has commercial flying training at Ljungbyhed Airport (ICAO: ESTL).

Commanding officers[edit]

Commanding officers from 1926 to 1998.[4] The commanding officer was referred to as skolchef ("chief of school") and had the rank of colonel.

  • 1926–1932: Arvid Flory
  • 1932–1943: Åge Lundström
  • 1943–1952: Ingemar Nygren
  • 1952–1957: Knut Lindahl
  • 1957–1965: Åke Rehnberg
  • 1965–1971: Bengt Bellander
  • 1971–1975: Åke Lönnberg
  • 1975–1987: Per Widmark
  • 1987–1998: Sven Sjöling

Names, designations and locations[edit]

Name Translation From To
Flygskolan 1926-07-01 1929-??-??
Flygskolkåren 1929-??-?? 1936-06-30
Kungl. Flygkrigsskolan Royal [Swedish] Air Force Flying School
Royal Flying School of the [Swedish] Air Force
Royal [Swedish] Air Force Flying Training School
1936-07-01 1942-??-??
Kungl. Krigsflygskolan Royal [Swedish] Air Force Flying School[3]
Royal Flying School of the [Swedish] Air Force[3]
Royal [Swedish] Air Force Flying Training School[5]
1942-??-?? 1974-12-31
Krigsflygskolan [Swedish] Air Force Flying School[3]
Flying School of the [Swedish] Air Force[3]
[Swedish] Air Force Flying Training School[5]
1975-01-01 1998-06-30
Designation From To
F 5 1926-07-01 1998-06-30
Location From To
Ljungbyhed Airport 1926-07-01 1998-06-30

See also[edit]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ The march was adopted and established on 20 August 1984.[2]

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Braunstein 2005, p. 140
  2. ^ Sandberg 2007, p. 41
  3. ^ a b c d e Gullberg 1977, p. 1442
  4. ^ Braunstein 2005, p. 141
  5. ^ a b Appich, Jr. 1988, p. 41

Print[edit]

  • Braunstein, Christian (2005). Svenska flygvapnets förband och skolor under 1900-talet (PDF). Skrift / Statens försvarshistoriska museer, 1101-7023 ; 8 [dvs 9] (in Swedish). Stockholm: Statens försvarshistoriska museer. ISBN 9197158488. LIBRIS 9845891.
  • Gullberg, Ingvar E. (1977). Svensk-engelsk fackordbok för näringsliv, förvaltning, undervisning och forskning [A Swedish-English dictionary of technical terms used in business, industry, administration, education and research] (in Swedish) (2nd ed.). Stockholm: Norstedt. ISBN 91-1-775052-0. LIBRIS 8345587.
  • Sandberg, Bo (2007). Försvarets marscher och signaler förr och nu: marscher antagna av svenska militära förband, skolor och staber samt igenkännings-, tjänstgörings- och exercissignaler (in Swedish) (New ed.). Stockholm: Militärmusiksamfundet med Svenskt marscharkiv. ISBN 978-91-631-8699-8. LIBRIS 10413065.

Web[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • Norén, Thorbjörn, ed. (1998). Sista året med Krigsflygskolan F5 (in Swedish). Ljungbyhed: Krigsflygskolan. LIBRIS 2785803.
  • Stridsberg, Sven (1996). Flyget i Ljungbyhed 1926-1996: Krigsflygskolan 70 år. Flyghistorisk revy, 0345-3413 ; [Specialnr 1996] (in Swedish). Stockholm: Svensk flyghistorisk fören. LIBRIS 2244520.
  • Stridsberg, Sven (1996). Flyget i Ljungbyhed 1927-1996: Krigsflygskolan 70 år (in Swedish). Ljungbyhed: Krigsflygskolan och Svensk Flyghistorisk Förening. LIBRIS 21436742.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 56°04′41″N 13°13′47″E / 56.0781°N 13.2297°E / 56.0781; 13.2297