Tag Archives: Mather AFB

The T-29 “Flying Classroom”

Aircraft of the Month My first flying assignment following Air Force flight training was as a pilot for the Navigator Flight Training school at Mather AFB, near Sacramento, California. Imagine the shock. I had just spent four months flying a … Continue reading

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Thunderstorms – Never Again

Why I will never complain when a pilot makes the decision to detour around severe weather, even if it adds an hour to the flight. My First Operational Assignment After graduation from Undergraduate Pilot Training (UPT), I was assigned to … Continue reading

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