97 FTS Sheppard AFB U.S. Air Force Custom Patches

The 97 FTS administers and executes the AETC and Air Force Reserve Command Associate Instructor Pilot Program and provides Active Guard Reserve and Traditional Reserve instructor pilots to augment the cadre of active duty pilots conducting pilot training. During wartime, or in the event of hostilities, the unit is mobilized to offset anticipated losses of experienced active duty pilot contributions to the instructor pilot training programs.