The US Navy (USN) on 22 August retired its North American T-2 Buckeye training fleet at Naval Air Station (NAS) Pensacola, Florida, the navy said in an announcement on 29 September.
NAS Pensacola Training Air Wing Six's VT-86 was the last training squadron in the USN to use the aircraft. The wing has trained approximately 450 US and international weapon systems officers, naval flight officers, and electronic countermeasure officers annually.
Most of the remaining Buckeyes will be placed in 'the boneyard', a long-term preservation facility at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Arizona. janes