1ST FLYING TRAINING SQUADRON
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Emblem


Description/Blazon

On a disc Sable, a lozenge Gules, surmounted by a saber-toothed tiger statant guardant Proper, with sinister forepaw extended forward grasping a Katana sword fesswise point to dexter Proper, grip Azure, detailed Or; all within a narrow border Red.

Attached below the disk, a Black scroll edged with a narrow Red border and inscribed "1ST FLYING TRAINING SQ" in Red letters.


Symbolism

Ultramarine blue and Air Force yellow are the Air Force colors. Blue alludes to the sky, the primary theater of Air Force operations. Yellow refers to the sun and the excellence required of Air Force personnel. The saber-toothed tiger represents the aircraft call sign of the Squadron. The tiger also represents the fearless and bold spirit of the unit and its past and present personnel. The diamond represents the training mission of the Squadron. The Katana grasped by the tiger's front paw represents discipline and a sharp mind which is required by student pilots.






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