Naval Aviation Milestone

The U.S. Navy’s first Black female tactical air (TACAIR) pilot Lt. j.g. Madeline Swegle received her Wings of Gold July 31,2020.

Change of Command

Rear Adm. Robert Westendorff addresses a virtual audience after assuming command as Chief of Naval Air Training on June 5, 2020.

Aviation Safety

Seven CNATRA squadrons were recognized for their excellence in aviation safety as part of the 2019 CNO Aviation Safety Awards program.

Pilot Training

Ensign Robison, a student naval aviator assigned to Training Air Wing 4, Naval Air Station Corpus Christi, stands in front of a T-6B Texan II aircraft.

Personal Safety

Ensign Durivage uses an infrared thermometer to take student naval aviator Ensign Wellner's temperature at Training Air Wing 4.

The Future of Training

A U.S. Naval Academy Midshipman conducts a simulated T-6B Texan II flight on a newly installed virtual reality trainer device.

Our Mission

Flight student and instructor pilot

The Mission of Naval Air Training Command is to train the world's finest combat quality aviation professionals, delivering them at the right time, in the right numbers, and at the right cost to a Naval Force that is where it matters, when it matters.

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Aviation Training

Naval aviation students

Since the days when naval aviator #1 - Lt Theodore Ellyson - trained at the Curtis Aviation Camp a North Island, CA, in 1911, to today with 5 Training Air Wings located across the American Southeast, the production of the world's finest naval aviators has been our business.

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T-6B Texan II training aircraft

It is an exciting time in Naval Aviation as most training and fleet aircraft are in the process of transitioning to newer models/aircraft. CNATRA is modernizing and downsizing from seven type model series with eleven configurations to four type model series and configurations.

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RDML Robert D. Westendorff

RDML Robert D. Westendorff

Rear Adm. Robert D. Westendorff, a native of Paola, Kansas, is a 1992 graduate of Kansas State University. He earned a bachelor's degree in Business Administration focusing on Corporate Finance and commissioned in December 1992 after...

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