U.S. Air Force T-1 Jayhawk
The T-1A Jayhawk is a jet trainer used to train students to fly airlift or tanker aircraft. The aircraft is also used to support navigator training for the U.S. Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps and international services. It’s the military version of the Beech 400A aircraft. The T-1A has cockpit seating for an instructor and two students. The T-1 on display will be coming from the 14th Flying Training Wing at Columbus AFB in Mississippi.
DID YOU KNOW?
- The T-1A differs from its commercial counterpart with structural enhancements that provide for increased bird strike resistance and an additional fuselage fuel tank.
- The T-1A is used in advanced training for students identified to go into airlift or tanker aircraft. Those selected for bombers and fighters receive their training in the T-38.
- It’s used at Columbus AFB in Mississippi, Laughlin AFB in Texas and Vance AFB in Oklahoma.
- The Navy uses the T-1A at Naval Air Station Pensacola for combat systems officer training.
T-1 JAYHAWK FAST FACTS:
Manufacturer: Raytheon Corp
Thrust: 2,900 pounds each engine
Engines: Two Pratt & Whitney JT15D-5B turbofan engines
Length: 48 feet, 5 inches
Height: 13 feet, 11 inches
Wingspan: 43 feet, 6 inches
Maximum takeoff weight: 16,100 pounds
Maximum speed: 538 miles per hour
Ceiling: 41,000 feet
Range: 2,222 nautical miles (805 statute miles)
Crew: Three: pilot, co-pilot, and instructor pilot
Unit Cost: $4.1 million