Welcome to the FTS Aviation Homepage
For information on the previous and upcoming FTS Boards, please visit the FTS Transfer web pages at the OCM site.
FTS AVIATION CAREER PATH
OFFICER RECORD MANAGEMENT
If you would like to contact me, please call DSN 882-4146 or commercial (901) 874-4146.
The most common question for an FTS applicant is “What should I expect after being selected for re-designation?”
First, you will receive notification from PERS 9 on the specific community that you were selected for and given an opportunity to either accept or decline the re-designation.
After all officers have accepted/declined, you will be contacted by the FTS Aviation detailer who will provide possible squadron options with a request for your preferences.
"Which squadrons are available to FTS officers?"
Fleet Logistics (VR) new VR accessions will normally be detailed to one of the four C40 squadrons or one of the five C130 squadrons for their Department Head tour. There is one remaining C9 squadron (transitioning to C40s in the near future) that a new accession could be detailed to as well.
VR51 Hawaii, operates C20G
VR 61 Whidbey Island, operates C9 Skytrain
C130 Hercules Squadrons C40 Clipper Squadrons
VR 53 Washington, DC VR 56 Norfolk, VA
VR 54 New Orleans, LA VR 57 San Diego, CA
VR 55 Pt Mugu, CA VR 58 Jacksonville, FL
VR 62 Jacksonville, FL VR 59 Fort Worth, TX
VR 64 Fort Dix, NJ
Executive Transport Detachment (ETD) operates Gulfstreams. Transportation of Flag officers (ETD or VR1) requires an officer to have gained VR experience in one of the other VR squadrons. Officers detailed into these squadrons must be endorsed by their command leadership.
ETD Hawaii C20A
ETD Sigonella C37A
VR1 Washington DC, operates Gulfstreams
VFA/VFC Squadrons Provide adversary support/training to the fleet.
VFC 12 Norfolk, VA, operates F18 Hornets
VFC 13 Fallon, NV, operates F5 Tigers
VFC 111 Key West, FL, operates F5 Tigers
VFA 204 New Orleans, LA, operates F18 Hornets
VAQ transitioning summer of 2013 to Whidbey Island and Growlers.
VAQ 209 Washington, DC operates Prowlers
VP 62 Jacksonville, FL, operates P3 Orions
VP 69 Whidbey Island, operates P3 Orions
HSL conducts counter drug ops Airborne Use of Force (AUF), FIRESCOUT UAVs
HSL 60 Mayport, Fl, operates SH60B
HM 14 and HM 15 Norfolk, VA, operate MH53 conducting Minesweeping operations.
HSC 21 San Diego, CA, operates H60S conducting SCORE operations
HSC 84 Norfolk, VA, operates H60H conducting CSAR SOF operations
HSC 85 San Diego, CA, operates H60H conducting CSAR SOF operations
CNATRA The Training Command community is divided into Propeller (VTP) and Jet (VTJ). The helicopter training (HT) squadrons fall into the VTP community for Aviation Command opportunity. The squadrons are mainly comprised of active component officers but there are FTS specific billets spread across each Training Wing.
VT 2/3/6 Milton, FL, operating T6 Texans
VT 10 Pensacola, FL, operating T6 Texans
HT 8/18/28 Milton, FL operating TH57 Bell Jet Rangers
VT 27/28 Corpus Christi, TX, operating T6 Texans
VT 31 Corpus Christi, TX operating T44 Pegasus
VT 35 Corpus Christi, TX operating TC12 Huron
VT 7/9 Meridian, MS, operating T45 Goshawk
VT 21/22 Kingsville, TX, operating T45 Goshawk
VT 86 Pensacola, FL operating T45 Goshawk