ENJJPT Sheppard AFB Wichita Falls TX
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.
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.
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