U.S. Air Force T-1 Jayhawk

U.S. Air Force T-1 Jayhawk

The T-1A Jayhawk is a jet trainer used to train students to fly airlift or tanker aircraft. The aircraft is also used to support navigator training for the U.S. Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps and international services. It’s the military version of the Beech 400A aircraft. The T-1A has cockpit seating for an instructor and two students. The T-1 on display will be coming from the 14th Flying Training Wing at Columbus AFB in Mississippi.


  • The T-1A differs from its commercial counterpart with structural enhancements that provide for increased bird strike resistance and an additional fuselage fuel tank.
  • The T-1A is used in advanced training for students identified to go into airlift or tanker aircraft. Those selected for bombers and fighters receive their training in the T-38.
  • It’s used at Columbus AFB in Mississippi, Laughlin AFB in Texas and Vance AFB in Oklahoma.
  • The Navy uses the T-1A at Naval Air Station Pensacola for combat systems officer training.


Manufacturer: Raytheon Corp

Thrust: 2,900 pounds each engine

Engines: Two Pratt & Whitney JT15D-5B turbofan engines

Length: 48 feet, 5 inches

Height: 13 feet, 11 inches

Wingspan: 43 feet, 6 inches

Maximum takeoff weight: 16,100 pounds

Maximum speed: 538 miles per hour

Ceiling: 41,000 feet

Range: 2,222 nautical miles (805 statute miles)

Crew: Pilot, co-pilot, and instructor pilot

Unit Cost: $4.1 million

Inventory: 178

Website: https://www.af.mil/About-Us/Fact-Sheets/Display/article/104542/t-1a-jayhawk/