Mid-South graduate training to be next generation of US Naval Aviation Warfighters

Mid-South graduate training to be next generation of US Naval Aviation Warfighters
Ensign James Coronado is training to become a naval aviator.

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - A 2017 graduate of Millington Central High School is training to become a U.S. naval aviator.

Ensign James Coronado, of El, Paso, Texas, is a student pilot with the “Boomers” of Training Squadron (VT) 27, based in Naval Air Station Corpus Christi, Texas.

Coronado is learning how to effectively and efficiently fly a military aircraft.

“The best part of learning to fly aircraft for the Navy is the challenge,” Coronado said. “The pace at which this training goes is by far the most challenging school I have ever gone through. Each and every event requires a lot of preparation and being able to take what I have studied and successfully demonstrate those skills or conduct maneuvers in the plane, brings with it a sense of accomplishment that drives me to keep pushing through to achieve my goal of becoming a Naval Aviator.”

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