Sarasota Native Trains Next Generation of U.S. Naval Aviation Warfighters

A 2010 Riverview High School graduate and Sarasota, Florida, native is participating in a rigorous training process that transforms officers into U.S. naval aviators.

Ensign Skye Kessous is a student pilot with the “Redhawks” of Training Squadron (VT) 21, based in Naval Air Station Kingsville, Texas. The squadron flies T-45C Goshawk aircraft. 

Kessous credits success in the Navy to many of the lessons learned growing up in Sarasota.

“Growing up in Sarasota, taught me to look after those who are close to me,” Kessous said. “I do so in the Navy by always offering help to anyone who needs it.”

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