Friday, October 7, 2011

T-38s arrive at Tyndall

TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. - Two T-38 Talon jets from Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., arrived at Tyndall on Thursday afternoon. A total of 20 of the twin-engine jets slated to arrive over time will be used to aid in the training of F-22 pilots. An estimated 100 jobs will be brought to Tyndall because of the T-38s arrival. The T-38 is a high-altitude, supersonic jet trainer used by the Texas-based Air Education and Training Command. Instead of F-22s, F-15s or F-16s to simulate an enemy fighter, the Air Force employs the T-38 at a fraction of the cost of the other aircraft. (Source: Panama City News Herald, 10/07/11) The Air Force will eventually replace the T-38 and companies are jockeying for position to compete. (Story)