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Flight Instructor Training Unit (FITU)
The FITU was first commissioned in 1989 to provide standardized training to the future instructors of VT-2, 3 and 6. The squadron flew T-34 and currently T-6B aircraft with the mission of providing Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force and Coast Guard winged aviators with initial and refresher qualifications in NATOPS, Contact, Instrument, Navigation, and Formation flying prior to becoming a Training Wing FIVE designated instructor pilot. The FITU provides support to the squadrons by conducting annual standardization events for VT-2, 3 and 6 instructor pilots as well as flying student syllabus events.