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Naval Aviation News - Jul 1943

Naval Aviation News - Jul 1943

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WARDEPARTMENT
HEADCUARTERSOFTHEARMYAIRFORCESWASHINGTON
June15,1943
RearAdmiralJohnS.McCain
Chief,BureauofAeronautics
U.
S.
Navy
Washington,D.C.
DearMcCain:
TheJune15thissueofBuserNEWSLetter
featuring
the
Army
Air
forces
has
reached
my
desk
today.I
havegone
through
the
magazinewith
great
interest,particularlYthe
eStoryon
the
A.A.F.
May
Icongratulatethem.embers
of
YOW'
staff..notonly!orturningoutan
accurate
and
readable
account,
but
forpresentinganarticleinanofficialNavy
publicationdealingwiththeArmyAirForces.Thisis
the
sort
ot
thingthatwillhelpachieveabetterunderstandingbetweenthesisterAirServicesofour
Army
and
Navy.
'Ille
more
uurofficersandmen
can
knowabout
the
planesof
eachservice,
how
they
operate,aoo
r.he
general
organizationalset-upthebetter.Withpersonalgreetingsandallgood.
wishes,
1amSincerely,.Forces"
 
FROMTHEREARC;OC~"1T5OFTHESEN2S-2PRIMARYTRAINERPWINES.NAVY'SSTUDENTPILOT'SWINTHERIGHTTOWEARCOVETEDGOLDWINGS
PrimaryTrainingCommand
ThousandsofCadetsWinningNavyWingsAreTestedinaFormidableCurriculum
DesignedandMaintained
by
NAPTC
T
HEPrimary
Training
Commandisheaded
by
arearadmiral.Fromanucleusof2or3officers"the
command
personnel
basgrowntothe
presentstaffof50officers,including-
membersoftheFlightStandardizationBoard.Commandheadquartersare
atFairfaxAirport,Kansas
City,
Kans.Theadmiralischargedwithadmin-isteringtheentire
primary
Ilighttrain-ingprgramformerlyconductd
by
establishmentsdesignatedasNaval
Reserveaviationbases.Early
in
1943
rno
t
ofthee
baseswere
redesignatedasnavalairstations,leaving
only
SquantumandAnacostiaasReservebases.(NRABAnacostiaisbeingeliminatedfromthetrainingprogram
atthe
presenttime.)
Early
in
1943-APTC
wasgiventheadditionalassignment
ofadministering
thewidely
publicizedpreflight
schoolslocated
at
Del
Mont,Calif.:
Athens,
Ga.;St.Mary's,Calif.;ChapelHill,
N.C.,and
Iowa
City,Iowa.
Contents
PrimaryTraining..
l
NaziGetsHomesick.6
Grampaw
Pettibone
7
DidYouKnow?..
10
Navigation
Problem11
InstrumentFlight..14MarineCorps....22TechnicallySpeaking.24
B1JR£AUOFAIRONAUTICS""AVYD~'ARTMENT-NO.197
""henJoeish
enters
the
naval
aviationpilottrainingprogram,
he
gets
15
weeks
of
ground
school
instructionatoneoftheflightpreparatory
schools,
whicharesupervised
by
theBureauofNavalPersonnel.ponsuccessful
completion
or
this
school,
Joe.gets12
weeksofelement-MYflight
trainingataCivilAeronauticsAdministration
VhI'
Training
erviceschool.
Al-
though
civilians
operatethese
schools,
aresidentnavalofficerisonboardto
advis.
extJoe
entrsoneofthepreflight
schoolswherehecontinueshisa'a-
demicinstructionandputshis
body
through
rigol'Ous
toughening-upproc-ess.Oncompletionofthis1t-weekcourse,heis
ready
to
begin
hispri-

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