U.S. Air Force Is Retiring Its Mobility Trainer

U.S. Air Force Raytheon T-1A aircraft
The Air Force wants to retire its Raytheon T-1A fleet in favor of increased simulator training.
Credit: Senior Airman Anne McCready/U.S. Air Force
The U.S. Air Force is starting to phase out the Raytheon T-1A Jayhawk trainer and going all in on a new training process for mobility pilots that is heavy on simulators instead of seat time in a multiengine trainer. Since the early 1990s, the T-1A, a modified Beechcraft 400A, has been the...

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