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February 13, 2021

Training Air Wing Commodore Logs 1,000th Trap

Milestone Took Place Onboard USS Gerald R. Ford

Capt. Tracey “PETA” Gendreau, commodore of Training Air Wing 1, hit a personal milestone Feb. 5 when he caught his 1,000th trap aboard aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) while underway in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Florida during a carrier qualification (CQ) detachment. Whether a pilot is new to the craft or a seasoned veteran with many at-sea deployments under their belt, landing a jet on an aircraft carrier is exhilarating, sometimes terrifying, and is certainly no easy task.

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