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NAS Meridian, November 2014

During a trip through America with 4Aviation, we visited NAS Meridian in the state Mississippi. It was sun and perfect for making nice pictures of the present T-45C Goshawks.

Naval Air Station Meridian trains the pilots for the Navy and Marines in aviation and technical related fields. It is home to Training Air Wing One, which includes Training Squadron 7 (VT-7), Training Squadron 9 (VT-9), Naval Technical Training Center, Marine Aviation Training Support Squadron One and the Regional Counterdrug Training Academy.

The history started in 1961 when Naval Auxiliary Air Station (NAAS) Meridian was commissioned on July 14. After one year it became a full Naval Air Station. At NAS Meridian the squadron flew with the T-2 Buckeye until 1971. After that the TA-4J Skyhawk came and that was until 1999 when the T-45 Goshawk became the jet trainer for the Navy and the Marines.

During or visit we only went to see the T-45C from the two training Squadrons 7 and 9. It is regrettable that all the aircrafts now are standing under sun sheets.

I would like to thank Lieutenant Junior Grade Nicolas Haupt and the public affairs office for this photo shoot.

By Fran├žois van Riel