Visiting Navy pilots hosting open house before training

Aviators also trained around Kingman last year

Lt. Cmdr. David Flowers is pictured in January 2015 with his T-6B Texan 2 plane. (JC AMBERLYN/Miner)

Lt. Cmdr. David Flowers is pictured in January 2015 with his T-6B Texan 2 plane. (JC AMBERLYN/Miner)

KINGMAN - The U.S. Navy is holding an open house for the public to view training aircraft that will be used at Kingman Airport for the next few months.

The community is invited to attend the event from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Thursday on the ramp next to the Airport Authority Building, 7000 Flightline Drive, if weather permits.

The Navy announced in December that it would return to the area for aviation training at Bullhead City and Kingman airports. Students will be flying Beechcraft T-6B Texan aircraft on their training missions.

Public safety officials will also attend the open house to familiarize themselves with the aircraft. The U.S. Navy Training Wing 4 was established in 1972. Basic flight instruction includes "touch and go" landings at Kingman Airport, much like operations performed last year at the airport.