Randolph AFB 558th Flying Training Squadron T-43

Randolph AFB 558th Flying Training Squadron T-43 poster art.

The Boeing T-43 “Bobcat” was a modified Boeing 737-200 used by the United States Air Force for training navigators. Informally referred to as the “Gator (an abbreviation of “navigator”) and “Flying Classroom”, nineteen of these aircraft were delivered in 1973-1974. The T-43 was last based at Randolph Air Force Base, Texas and operated originally by the 558th Flying Training Squadron (558 FTS). The 558th Flying Training Squadron (558 FTS) is a United States Air Force unit assigned to the 12th Flying Training Wing based at Randolph Air Force Base, Texas. The squadron (currently) trains individuals on how to properly operate the MQ-1 Predator. Randolph Air Force Base is a United States Air Force base located 14.8 miles east-northeast of Downtown San AntonioTexas.


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