This Day in Aviation History
March 10th, 1959
First flight of the Northrop T-38 Talon.
The Northrop T-38 Talon is a two-seat, twin-engined supersonic jet trainer. It was the world’s first supersonic trainer and is also the most produced. The T-38 remains in service as of 2015 in air forces throughout the world.
The United States Air Force (USAF) operates the most T-38s. In addition to training USAF pilots, the T-38 is used by NASA. The US Naval Test Pilot School is the principal US Navy operator (other T-38s were previously used as USN aggressor aircraft until replaced by the similar Northrop F-5 Tiger II). Pilots of other NATO nations fly the T-38 in joint training programs with USAF pilots.
As of 2015, the T-38 has been in service for over 50 years with its original operator, the United States Air Force….
Wikipedia, Northrop T-38 Talon: http://gstv.us/1MozYO5
YouTube, Former Northrop Grumman employee Fred Erb discusses the development of the T-38: http://gstv.us/1HqL7LF
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