Originally Posted by SkipperMac
Thanks! 175 instructors? That must have been a huge training squadron... The old Trojan. I only recognize the aircraft thanks to NAS Pensacola's Aviation museum. Very cool plane. Thanks for your service!
Thanks for your service
too. Good to have you and the family
here. VT2 was at Whiting Field east of Pensacola
at Milton. There were two squdrons, VT2 and VT3. When I was there they were training pilots for Vietnam
and that's why we had so many instructors. My admin officer used to take me up if he needed some hours and I could be spared from the office. Big old radial engine
, was it Pratt Whitney?, loud as he--, would do 400 knots but it felt faster.
was a Wright Cyclone 9 cylinder at 1400 hp. I was wrong about the speed. 325 was max. Felt like 400.