T-1 Jayhawk is a medium-range, twin-engine jet aircraft used by the United States Air Forces Air Education and Training Command for advanced pilot training.
In January 1992, the first T-1A was delivered to Reese Air Force Base, Texasand in 1993, student training began. Since the late 1950s, Air Force undergraduate pilot training students have trained in two aircraft, the T-37 Tweet and the T-38 Talon, with the former as the primary trainer and the latter was the advanced trainer. In 1993, with the introduction of specialized undergraduate pilot training, the T-37 still continued to be the students primary training aircraft, and later, the T-6 Texan II, but the advanced phase was tailored for students follow-on assignments. Advanced training is conducted in the T-38 for students going to bombers and fighters and the T-44 or TC-12B for students who are selected for airlift.
The T-1A incorporates two Pratt and Whitney JT15D-5 turbofan engines. The T-1A has a crew for 3; one for the instructor pilot and two for student pilots. It has a maximum speed of 468 knots and a range of 2,100 nm.
The T-1A is used at Columbus AFB, Miss., Laughlin AFB, Texas and Vance AFB, Okla and is also used at Randolph AFB, Texas, for training instructor pilots.