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The Contrails: Aircraft, Weapon Systems: T-1A Jayhawk

The T-1A Jayhawk, an advanced trainer for airlift and tanker pilots. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Matthew Hannen)

The T-1A Jayhawk, an advanced trainer for airlift and tanker pilots. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Matthew Hannen)

U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. --

(Editor's note: The exact text contained on pages 115 of this year's edition of The Contrails is seen here.)

Manufacturer: Raytheon Corp.

Service Date: 1993

Function: Advanced Pilot Trainer

Speed: 538 mph

Crew: Three

Production: 180 Inventory: 178

Commentary: First delivered to Reese AFB, Texas in 1992. First pilot training began in 1993. Used for specialized training involving tanker or airlift aircraft. Seats for two students and an instructor.