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ENJJPTENJJPT - USAF Sheppard AFB Wichita Falls TX
Sheppard AFB is a United States Air Force base located five miles north of the central business district of Wichita Falls, TX.
It is the largest training base and most diversified in Air Education and Training Command. The base is named in honor of Texas Senator John Morris Sheppard, a supporter of military preparations before World War II.
Beside the 82d Training Wing (82 TRW), which provides specialized technical training and field training for officers, Airmen and civilians of all branches of the military, other DoD agencies and foreign nationalist also host The 80th Flying Training Wing (80 FTW), also at Sheppard, conducts the Euro-NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training (ENJJPT) program, a multi-nationally manned and managed flying training program chartered to produce combat pilots for both USAF and NATO.
The wing conducts pilot training and pilot instructor training under the Euro-NATO Joint Pilot Training Program, since October 1981, with participating nations contributing staff and financial support. In January 1994, the 80th began training Euro-NATO pilots in fighter fundamentals, using T-38A aircraft.
The 80th Flying Training Wing's mission is "To produce the world's finest NATO pilots with the skills and attitude to succeed in fighter aviation". It is home of the Euro-NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training (ENJJPT) Program. It is a uniquely manned multinational organization with a USAF wing commander and an Italian Air Force operations group commander in the top two leadership positions. Command and operations officers' positions in the flying training squadrons rotate among the participating nations, while the commander of the 80th Operations Support Squadron is always from the USAF.
Officers from all 13 participating nations fill subordinate leadership positions throughout the wing. Nine nations--Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Italy, The Nederlands, Norway, Turkey, Spain and the United States—provide instructor pilots based on their number of student pilots. Canada, Greece, and Spain do not have student pilots in training but do provide one instructor pilot. The current non-active signatory nations, the United Kingdom and Portugal, do not send student pilots nor do they provide instructor pilots, but retain the right to do so at any time. As an example of this totally integrated structure, an American student pilot may have a Belgian instructor pilot, a Dutch flight commander, a Turkish section commander, an Italian operations officer, and a German squadron commander.
Till today, the ENJJPT program has trained more than 3,500 pilots for the NATO alliance.
The Northrop T-38A Talon is a two-seat, twinJet supersonic jet trainer which made his first flight on April 10th 1959 It was the world's first supersonic and most produced
-1.146- trainer. The T-38A remained in service at ENJJPT till early 2018 when on March 1st the “A” model flew its last training mission and now replaced by the newer “C” model.
Other aircraft in use with ENJJPT was the Cessna T-37 “Tweet” which is out of service since summer 2009 and replaced by the Beechcraft T-6 Texan II, a single-engine turboprop aircraft based on the Pilatus PC-9 built by the Raytheon Aircraft Company which became Hawker Beech and later Beechcraft Defense Company, and was bought by Textron Aviation in 2014.
For today “Sexy Eye Opener” back to the good old days of the 50’s when the word “push-up bra’s” wasn’t yet in the dictionaries and suspenders and nylons where a must !!!
As I ‘m not so good J in planes and their engines, can someone tell me a bit more about this one ?
Have a great day and till tomorrow.
Returning on the remove of some of my pictures on my FaceBook page because of some ‘nudity’ and seing what on other pages is alowed without any comment of the “Watching Eye of FB’s Big Brother”, I don’t know why I shouldn’t continue to post my funny “Sexy Eye Opener” on FB. If they want to remove them they just do, but I know that what I post is never obscene or has the intention to hurt or harmfull to some one in his personal way of living or religion.
So here again or today’s “Sexy Eye Operer” showing today no boobs but some nice bums of a long haired blond babe.
By the way, for those who missed it, it also shows one of the nicest landings I ever saw of a Airbus A-340 from Air France.
And as promised on Monday also an “Sexy Eye Opener” for my girlfriends to get safely trough the (work)week.
Take good care… and keep your eyes open. You never know what’s next that you will see. J J J.
On the "Sexy Eye Opener" for today it will be hard to find out the type op the aircraft, so something for the specialists and don't let you disturb by the sexy lady in front.
After this I will return on the blog of yesterday where I told about the censure of FaceBook by removing some of my "Sexy Eye Openers" I posted daily on FB. The following picture was removed because os "nudity". For me it was a nice flight attendant or captain with a DC-7 from Eastern Airlines in the back ground.
Are we going back to the Spanish Inquisition of the Middle Ages or the Book Burnings of the Nazi's in the 1930's ??? Is this picture of the 1960,' has to be considered as an "adult content" picture that has to be removed ? So from now on I'll post my Sexy Eye Openers who always has a little bit of "nudity" on my blog where I hope that I have the right to post this kind of picture every morning to open your sleepy eyes and bring you in a good mood for the rest of the day.
To finish this post an other picture that has been removed and which a friend of mine described it with the words "Making bubbles without electricity" :-)
Was surprised that what started a few weeks ago during the hot weather to post some pictures as a “refresment” and later on as “Sexy Eye Opener”s for a couple of days on FaceBook became rather popular with every day more “likes” than I ever expected. As these pictures had also more or less something to do with airplanes in the back ground,
I decided to continue with these as long as they liked and enjoyed them.
To my surprice FB ordered me today to remove some of the pictures because of some nudity. Even pictures where there was not a single peace of nudity to see !!!
Which I consider this as pure censure from FB and against all rights of freedom of speech and journalismeSo for those who liked them that much, I decided to put my “Sexy Eye Opener” as from now on as a daily short item on my blog.
Comments and “likes” are always welcome….. I’m not that hypocritical as FB.
This was my answer to FB.
“ If there is any right of freedom of speech and post some pictures with 'a little bit more " and they don't remove this answer also.
The picture I had to remove, had nothing to do with nudity On every account of FB user you find some pictures like that, and these are just to put a smile on friends face. The fact that all of these pictures get 50 to over 100 "likes" means that a lot of people like this kind of pictures instead of pictures of politicians and act of terrorism. For those things there are enough newspapers So let FB stay a friendly, friends site where time by time a picture is posed with a women in a bikini or something less. If every picture with a women with a little bit of nude has to be removed, then better you put the mention "Vacation pictures in bikini are no longer allowed on FB. I think we no longer live in the Middle Ages and today you see more nudity at every corner of the street than on my posted pictures. SO I would like to revieuw your decision and post again the pictures on my page.”
For this first “Sexy Eye Opener” on my Blog I think that pilots and aviation addicted will have more eyes on the marvelous flight line of Hawker Hunters than for the model on one of those fantastic fighters from the 60’s.