T 1 aircraft usaf. Air force aircraft rq 4 global hawk. T 1a students go on to fly airlift and tanker aircraft. Painted as thunderbird 1 painted as thunderbird 1 59 1604 national naval aviation museum nas pensacola florida. It can offer air support for a minimum of 18000 flight hours.
For aircraft no longer in service see the list of military aircraft of the united states. It is also used to support navigator training for the us. The following is a list of military aircraft currently used by united states air force. A united states air force f 16 fighting falcon in flight active united states military aircraft is a list of military aircraft that are used by the united states military.
However the original numbering sequence was retained. Former usaf aircraft bailed to usn and utilized by the us. The t 1 jayhawk was principally designed to meet the requirements of the usaf and jasdf when training pilots to fly airlift or tanker aircraft. The t 1a jayhawk is a commercial derivative of the beechjethawker 400a which is used to train future pilots of the air forces airlift and tanker aircraft including the kc 135 kc 10 kc 46 and c 130.
59 1602 on base display united states air force academy in colorado springs colorado. The aircraft was designed to resist low level turbulence and bird strikes while operating in the low level environment. The t 1a jayhawk is a medium range twin engine jet trainer used in the advanced phase of specialized undergraduate pilot training for students selected to fly airlift or tanker aircraft. Undergraduate pilot training continued training all students in the t 37b tweet and t 38a talon until the t 1a arrived at each pilot training base.
Joint specialized undergraduate pilot training began at reese air force base texas in july 1992 following the arrival of the t 1a jayhawk. Air force navy marine corps and international services. Naval test pilot school at nas patuxent river maryland.