U.S. Navy’s TW-2 Celebrates 1 Million Flight Hours With T-45 Goshawk | Aviation

The T-45C Goshawk Reaches Another Milestone While USN Debates Its Future Replacement.

Naval Air Station Kingsville’s Training Air Wing 2 (TW-2) recently reached a major milestone with its McDonnell Douglas / Boeing T-45C Goshawk fleet – 1,000,000 flight hours. And that’s not including hours flown by other squadrons of the jets.

In a ceremony held on the ramp in Kingsville on July 7, 2024, the Chief of Naval Air Training (CNATRA), representatives from Boeing, and representatives from the City of Kingsville, Texas met to celebrate the achievement.

“On May 1st, 1992, the first class of flight instructors from VT-21 assigned to fly the next generation of Naval Aviators in the new T-45A Goshawk began their training in the T-45. On 26 February, 2024, 30 years and one month after the Navy went full operational capability [with the] T-45 aircraft, Lt. Cmdr. Thomas “Sock” Cruz, from VT-22, operating aircraft 267, BuNo 165067, on a basic fighter maneuver event, crossed over the one-millionth flight hour in the T-45 here at NAS Kingsville, Texas,” announced CAPT Aaron “Princess” Rybar, Commodore of TW-2.

Capt. Aaron Rybar, Commander, Training Air Wing…

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