Lake Havasu City Municipal Airport will be welcoming the United States Navy Training Wing 4 to begin flight training operations in mid-January 2016.
The Navy will be conducting a meet and greet at the airport terminal building on Thursday, January 7, 2016 from 2 to 4 p.m. MST. This is an opportunity for the public to welcome Navy personnel to the community, view the Beechcraft T-6B Texan II military trainer aircraft, and ask questions of the pilots and support crew.
According to Lake Havasu City Manager Charlie Cassens, “They are operating out of Bullhead but will use LHC as part of their program.”
Training Wing 4 was established in March 1972 and currently consists of four squadrons. Training Squadrons Two Seven and Two Eight instruct student naval aviators in basic flight training. Training Squadrons Three One and Three Five instruct student aviators from the Navy, Marine Corps, and the Coast Guard in intermediate and advanced flight training.
The Laughlin/Bullhead International Airport and Lake Havasu City Municipal Airport will be hosting Squadron Two Seven and Two Eight from January to March 2016. The Beechcraft T-6 aircraft used for training new aviators was originally constructed in the year 2000. The T-6B Texan II is an upgraded version of the T-6A with a digital glass cockpit that includes a Heads-Up Display, six multi-function displays, and Hands On Throttle and Stick. This advanced aircraft serves as a high-performance trainer for future military pilots. This is a rare opportunity for the public to see the aircraft up close and ask questions directly of Navy personnel about their aircraft and future operations at the airport.
Additional information can be obtained by calling the Lake Havasu City Municipal Airport at 928-764-3330.