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US Navy revamps flight training programme

8th February 2023 - 18:30 GMT | by Norbert Neumann in London


USN Training Squadron 28 will be the first of four undergraduate training squadrons in the Navy to fully adopt Project Avenger principles. (Photo: US DoD)

The new US Navy Project Avenger flight training syllabus is more individualised and flexible than previous training structures.

USN Training Squadron (VT) 28 'Rangers' is set to become the service’s first undergraduate primary training squadron to fully integrate the Project Avenger syllabus in April.

Project Avenger is a part of Naval Aviation Training Next (NATN), an initiative that seeks to update the USN’s approach to producing higher quality pilots.

‘We’re making better aviators,’ Capt John Hammernik, Project Avenger instructor pilot, was quoted saying in a DoD statement.

‘Their flexible minds are able to adapt and handle changing scenarios. Implementing cross-training with instruments, formations and normal contact landing pattern flying, they integrate those elements and seamlessly switch between different

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Norbert Neumann


Norbert Neumann

Norbert is the Aviation, Military Training & Simulation reporter at Shephard Media. Before joining Shephard in …

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