The production of the naval aviator, regular and reserve, is the work of the great training station at sol Pensacola, Florida. Here the energy, persistence, and inspired faith of a few Navy officers as developed from an antiquated navy yard a plant second to none for the winnowing of the chaff from the grain; the elimination of those who won't do, no matter how enthusiastic they may be, from those who can, by patient effort of instructors, be developed into dependable, competent naval aviators. The Naval Air Station, Pensacola, is not the sole source of the naval aviator in reserve, but it is the ambition of naval aviation to have all its reserve Navy trained. This not only means trained in Navy air tactics and strategy, but indoctrinated in Navy ways of thought, Navy flying discipline and its customs and usages. Indoctrination points to completing the transformation of the civilian into the officer of the Navy in reserve.
The Naval Aviator in Reserve
By Colonel H. C. Reisinger, U. S. Marine Corps