Near Amsterdam in Montgomery County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
North American T-2 Buckeye United States Naval Test Pilot School
Picked up October 26th, 2017
Flight Hours: 9800
Used as a spin trainer at USNTPS in 1978 from a squadron at Corpus Christi
· Served the Navy for 56 years as the service’s intermediate jet trainer
· Reliable and strong for students
· 529 in total constructed at Air Force Plant 85 near Columbus, Ohio
· With its non-after burning J85 engines, it was introduced in the late 1960s.
· Was the Navy’s primary trainer up until the late 1980s.
· September 25, 2015 marked its final operational flight with the Navy.
Photo Captions: right North American T-2 Buckeye 158326/22 seen on August 11th 1987 in the US Naval Test Pilot School hangars at the Naval Test Centre, Patuxent River, Maryland, USA; left: Mil-Std-2161A(As) Fig C-43 T-28/C aircraft markings (high visibility)
Location. 42° 53.526′ N, 74° 13.522′ W. Marker is near Amsterdam, New York, in Montgomery County. Marker is on Fort Humter Road (County Route 145) 0.6 miles east of New York State Route 161, on the left when traveling east. Located in Town of Florida Veterans Memorial Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 214 Fort Humter Road, Amsterdam NY 12010, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Town of Florida Veterans Memorial (a few steps from this marker); 1964 Bell UH-1D Iroquois “Huey” (within shouting distance of this marker); Minaville World War Memorial (approx. 0.7 miles away); Pettengill Home (approx. 1.4 miles away); Sweet Canal Store (approx. 3.2 miles away); 5th Ward War Memorial (approx. 3.2 miles away); Donato (Dan) Persico, Chief T/M (approx. 3.2 miles away); Chuctanunda Terrace Site (approx. 3.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Amsterdam.
Also see . . . Town of Florida Veterans Memorial Park. (Submitted on October 14, 2019, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on October 15, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 13, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. This page has been viewed 49 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on October 13, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. 3. submitted on October 15, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. • Michael Herrick was the editor who published this page.