Commanded by Rear Adm. Dell D. Bull, the
Chief of Naval Air Training (CNATRA), CNATRA and NATRACOM are headquartered on board NAS Corpus Christi, Texas.

Training Excellence

A Sailor signals a T-45C Goshawk training aircraft to maneuver into place aboard the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower.

The Blue Angels

A crew member of the U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, salutes an F/A-18C Hornet before its departure.


Servicemen raise the holiday flag at Naval Air Station Corpus Christi in honor of the 69th anniversary of the dedication of Naval Air Station Corpus Christi.

Pilot Training

A pilot assigned to Training Air Wing Six, prepares his T-6A Texan II turboprop trainer for departure on board Naval Air Station Pensacola, Fla.

Our Mission

Flight student and instructor pilot

The Mission of Naval Air Training Command is to train the world's finest combat quality aviation professionals, delivering them at the right time, in the right numbers, and at the right cost to a Naval Force that is where it matters, when it matters.

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Aviation Training

Naval aviation students

Since the days when naval aviator #1 - Lt Theodore Ellyson - trained at the Curtis Aviation Camp a North Island, CA, in 1911, to today with 5 Training Air Wings located across the American Southeast, the production of the world's finest naval aviators has been our business.

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T-6B Texan II training aircraft

It is an exciting time in Naval Aviation as most training and fleet aircraft are in the process of transitioning to newer models/aircraft. CNATRA is modernizing and downsizing from seven type model series with eleven configurations to four type model series and configurations.

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RDML Dell D. Bull

RDML Dell D. Bull

Rear Admiral Dell Bull is a native of Oak Harbor, Washington. He is a 1988 graduate of the University of Idaho, where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science. Designated a Naval Flight Officer in September 1989, RDML Bull's early flying assignments as a Bombardier Navigator include...

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