T-38 Talon - Birmingham, AL
N 33° 33.853 W 086° 44.464
16S E 524033 N 3713868
Quick Description: The T-38 Talon is a twin-engine, high-altitude, supersonic jet trainer.
Location: Alabama, United States
Date Posted: 5/22/2012 1:24:53 PM
Waymark Code: WMEFJH
The T-38 Talon is a twin-engine, high-altitude, supersonic jet trainer used in a variety of roles because of its design, economy of operations, ease of maintenance, high performance and exceptional safety record. It is used primarily by Air Education and Training Command for undergraduate pilot and pilot instructor training. Air Combat Command, Air Mobility Command and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration also use the T-38 in various roles.
The T-38 has swept-back wings, a streamlined fuselage and tricycle landing gear with a steerable nose wheel. Two independent hydraulic systems power the ailerons, flaps, rudder and other flight control surfaces. The instructor and student sit in tandem on rocket-powered ejection seats in a pressurized, air-conditioned cockpit.
Type of Aircraft: (make/model): T-38 Talon
Tail Number: (S/N): 23723
Construction:: original aircraft
Location (park, airport, museum, etc.): Southeast corner of the Birmingham Alabama Airport. Coords were taken at the airport fence.
inside / outside: outside
The aircraft is part of the collection of the Southern Museum of Flight. This aircraft is on loan from the U. S. Air Force Heritage Program.
The aircraft is inside the airport fence. Visit during daylight hours only.
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