Welcome to Warbird Wednesday! Today we are back in the hangar with “Hannibal” looking at the USNTPS’ Rotary-Wing Aviation Fleet. As these pilots are here to train, they are given all the necessary tools to carry out successful missions and operations, which comes with high expectations and responsibilities.
Welcome to Warbird Wednesday! Today we are taking you back on the road to the U.S. Naval Test Pilot School in Patuxent River, Maryland. This week, we are headed into the “Toy Chest,” the hangar that houses most of the training aircrafts. They showcased and educated us on a few particular aircrafts and how they are used in the training process, including the USNTPS Glider, Beaver, Otter and T-6 Texan II.
Welcome to Warbird Wednesday! Today we are taking you back on the road to the U.S. Naval Test Pilot School in Patuxent River, Maryland. This week, we are speaking with Wei Fug Lee, who is an instructor at that school, as well as an Air Force civilian engineer. He explains that part of his job is about creating test scenarios in flight control systems, to then take into the classroom to teach upcoming pilots when and if they are in a specific situation. They also showed us around the hangar, sharing more information about some amazing aircraft and how they are incorporated into their teaching!