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Great pictures, thanks!
If I were rich, I'd buy one of those turboprop T-6 Texan II's for a personal fun ride.
Years ago, the USAF had a standardized pilot training that took about a year. Everyone went through the same program regardless of the airplane they'd fly active duty. About 6 months were spent in the Cessna T-37, and then everyone went on tt the T-38. The theory went that anyone who graduated could fly anything in the inventory, and there was some truth to that.
It was the T-38 that gave guys problems and caused them to be assigned a more benign airplane after graduating. Guys who excelled in the T-38 got fighter or attack aircraft. Advanced trainers like the T-38, Hawk, L-39, handle and fly MUCH different from straight wing, lower-loaded airplanes.
Today, everyone goes through the T-6 program, and then the class is split, with guys destined for heavies or cargo going to the business jet, and attack/fighter still using the venerable T-38.
The T-37 is retired from the USAF. A shame, it remains a great trainer. It was designed to approximate the performance of the P-51 Mustang!
Here is a picture I snapped on a T-38 formation ride.
Pakistan Air Force:
Royal Saudi Air Force
Pakistan Air Force
The K-8 is a sweet aircraft... it appears to be intermediate between the T-37 and T-38. Hotter and a bit less forgiving than the T-37, but with enough wing area to not be the handful that a T-38 is.
Some aitrforces are turning towards turboprop aircraft for their intermediate training needs in favor of pure jets like the
and its American version T-6 Texan II (which replaced the T-37)
Last edited by persona_non_grata; 08-24-2011 at 11:35 PM.
Aero L-39 Albatros (Czech made) of Bangladesh Air Force
T-37 Tweet in the middle (I think).
More information about BAF's trainers.
Bangladesh Strategic & Development Forum
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