49th Fighter Training Squadron
Published August 08, 2012
Commander : Lt. Col. Darin Elgersma
Contact : (662) 434-1649
"Develop Fighter Wingmen."
"Embody Pride in Our Mission, Continuously Advance Tactical
Proficiency, Demonstrate the Highest Level of Professionalism."
The 49th Fighter Training Squadron conducts Introduction to Fighter
Fundamentals flying training for over 75 U.S. Air Force and international pilots and Weapon System Officers annually.
The unit executes an annual flying hour program of 2,430
sorties and 2,250 hours valued at more than $4.9 million. It develops the
ability, proficiency, confidence, discipline, judgment, situational
awareness and airmanship of future fighter wingmen.
In addition, unit members deploy to support fighter syllabus and operational training requirements for Close Air Support and Dissimilar Air Combat Training.