T-1 Jayhawk

T-1 Jayhawk

The T-1 Jayhawk is a twin-engined jet aircraft used by the United States Air Force for advanced pilot training. T-1A students go on to fly cargo and tanker aircraft.

Manufacturer : Raytheon, Hawker Beechcraft
Developed from : Beechjet/Hawker 400
Role : Trainer aircraft
Introduced : 1992
Primary users : United States Air Force, Japan Air Self-Defense Force

The T-1A Jayhawk

is a medium-range, twin-engine jet trainer used in the advanced phase of USAF for students selected to fly strategic or tactical airlift and tanker aircraft. It is used also for training Air Force Navigators and Naval Flight Officers in low level flight procedures during the Intermediate Jet phase of training.


General characteristics

  • Crew: 2
  • Length: 48 ft 5 in (14.75 m)
  • Wingspan: 43 ft 6 in (13.25 m)
  • Height: 13 ft 11 in (4.24 m)
  • Max takeoff weight: 16,100 lb (7,300 kg)
  • Powerplant: 2 × Pratt & Whitney Canada JT15D-5B turbofan, 2,900 lbf (13 kN) each


  • Maximum speed: 468 knots (539 mph, 860 km/h, Mach 0.78)
  • Range: 2,100 nm (2,417 mi, 3,890 km)
  • Service ceiling: 41,000 ft (12,500 m)


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