Air force t 37. Current operators of the t 37 line include colombia ecuador and pakistan. The t 37 served as the us. Has the usaf ever released any t 37 or o 2 aircraft for civilian sale. Air forces primary pilot training vehicle for over 52 years after its first flight.
The t 37 served as the us. It flew for more than fifty years in the united states air force as well as in the royal moroccan air force the colombian air force and the turkish air force. 6 in early 1953 the cessna model 318 an all metal low wing aircraft with two turbomeca marbore ii turbojet engines was declared the winner of the competition. After completing primary in the tweet students moved on to other advanced air force navy marine corps or allied trainers.
The t 37 is a twin engine primary trainer used for teaching the fundamentals of jet aircraft operation and for flying on instruments in formation and at night. The t 37 took its first flight in october of 1954 and was introduced for service in 1957. The t 37 is a part of the fabric of air force aviation as well as american aviation the first t 37 arrived at columbus afb in 1969 in preparation for the bases realignment from strategic air command to air training command in 1970. These witnessed combat action in the vietnam war 1955 1975.
With a total of 1269 cessna t 37s built the usaf retired its last t 37 in 2009. If so do any owners of these craft make them available for air shows film work things like that. 1269 cessna t 37s were built with 419 still serving in the united states air force in 2006. Air force began with a design contest in april 1952.
T 37 in brief development of the first jet primary trainer for the us. I39m working out some logistics for a movie i39d like to film and one or two of these planes could come in handy for a big scene. The a 37 dragonfly also known as the super tweet of 1963 was one of its more notable offshoots 577 built to a light ground attack aircraft specification for several air services including the usaf. The cessna a 37 dragonfly or super tweet is an american light attack aircraft developed from the t 37 tweet basic trainer in the 1960s and 1970s by cessna of wichita kansas.
Affectionately known as the tweety bird it was the first us.