The mission of Naval Air Training Command is to train, mentor, and deliver the highest quality Naval Aviators who prevail in competition, crisis, and conflict.
Headquartered on board NAS Corpus Christi, Texas, the Chief of Naval Air Training (CNATRA) leads the Naval Air Training Command (NATRACOM) composed of five Training Air Wings located on Naval Air Stations in Florida, Mississippi and Texas. The wings are home to 17 Training Squadrons.
In 2021, our 659 aircraft logged 270,842 flight hours, over a quarter of the Department of the Navy total. To put those numbers in perspective, we flew 23% of the combined Navy and Marine Corps flight hours with 17% of the aircraft. In that same time 1,122 pilots and Naval Flight Officers (NFO) earned their "Wings of Gold" and the command sent 696 Aircrewmen to Fleet Replacement Squadrons to earn their wings.