ⓘ 25th Flying Training Squadron. The 25th Flying Training Squadron is part of the 71st Flying Training Wing based at Vance Air Force Base, Oklahoma. It operates N ..

                                     

ⓘ 25th Flying Training Squadron

The 25th Flying Training Squadron is part of the 71st Flying Training Wing based at Vance Air Force Base, Oklahoma. It operates Northrop T-38 Talon aircraft conducting flight training.

                                     

1. Overview

The squadron has provided Undergraduate Pilot Training UPT for active duty, Air National Guard, Air Force Reserve, and selected foreign allies since 1 November 1972.

                                     

2. History

The 25th flew combat reconnaissance missions in the Southwest and Western Pacific from, 5 February 1944 – 14 August 1945. It was active but not operationally manned or equipped from, November 1945 – February 1946. The squadron also conducted photographic reconnaissance in western United States between 1955 and 1957.

                                     

3. Lineage

  • Constituted as the 25th Photographic Reconnaissance Squadron on 5 February 1943
Redesignated 25th Photographic Squadron Light on 6 February 1943 Activated on 9 February 1943 Redesignated 25th Photographic Reconnaissance Squadron on 11 August 1943 Redesignated 25th Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron on 24 January 1946 Inactivated on 1 April 1949
  • Redesignated 25th Strategic Reconnaissance Squadron, Fighter on 4 November 1954
Activated on 24 January 1955 Inactivated on 1 July 1957
  • Redesignated 25th Flying Training Squadron on 14 April 1972
Activated on 1 November 1972
                                     

3.1. Lineage Assignments

  • 6th Photographic Group later 6th Photographic Reconnaissance and Mapping Group, 6th Photographic Reconnaissance Group 6th Photographic Group 6th Reconnaissance Group Group", 9 February 1943 attached to V Fighter Command after 10 February 1946
  • 71st Reconnaissance Group later 71st Tactical Reconnaissance Group, 28 February 1947 – 1 April 1949 attached to 315th Composite Wing until November 1947
  • V Fighter Command, 27 April 1946
  • 71st Operations Group, 15 December 1991 – present
  • 71st Flying Training Wing, 1 November 1972
  • 315th Composite Wing, 31 May 1946
  • 71st Strategic Reconnaissance Wing, 24 January 1955 – 1 July 1957
                                     

3.2. Lineage Aircraft

  • Lockheed F-5 Lightning 1943–1945
  • Beechcraft F-2 Expeditor 1947–1948
  • Northrop T-38 Talon 1972–present
  • North American B-25 Mitchell 1944
  • Stinson L-5 Sentinel 1946
  • Republic RF-84F Thunderflash 1955–1957
  • North American F-6 Mustang 1946–1949
                                     
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