- For Ages: 14+
- Availability: In Stock
- Price: $84.47
Item Description- Wing Span: 8.5"
- Length: 7.5"
The Cessna T-37 is a twin-engine trainer used for teaching the fundamentals of jet aircraft operation, and instrument, formation and night flying. Widely known as the Tweety Bird or Tweet, it has been a primary trainer for the United States Air Force (USAF) for decades, and serves in the air forces of several other nations as well. It is the first USAF jet designed originally as a jet trainer, rather than being modified from existing designs. The T-37's flying characteristics help students in transitioning to the faster T-38 Talon in the latter stage of flight training. Its side-by-side seating allows the instructor to observe and train the student pilot easily. In the spring of 1952, the USAF issued a request for proposals for a lightweight two-seat basic trainer for introducing Air Force cadets to jet aircraft. Cessna responded to the request with a twin-jet design that featured side-by-side seating. The USAF liked the design and awarded Cessna the contract in 1954. The XT-37 prototype first flew on October 12, 1954. The first production T-37A was delivered in 1956 and entered operational Air Force service in 1957.
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