From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia A T-43 in flight The Boeing T-43 was a modified Boeing 737-200 used by the United States Air Force for training navigators, now known as USAF combat systems officers.
- 10 March 1973
- September 2010
The Boeing T-43 is a military variant of the twin- turbojet airliner Boeing 737-200. It was used between 1973 and 2010 as a training aircraft by the US Air Force. It was the biggest training aircraft in the United States. It was used by Air Education and Training Command's 12th Flying Training Wing.
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The Boeing T-43A, based on modified Boeing 737-200, is primarily used as flying classrom for navigator training.
Boeing T-43 Bobcat → Boeing T-43 — Only one source given for "Bobcat" being the official name, and it is not easily verifiable. One source really isn't enough to outweigh the other reliable sources which state there is no official name, and that "Bobcat" is just the aircraft's callsign. - BilCat (talk) 01:09, 22 February 2011 (UTC)
The Boeing T-43 was a modified Boeing 737-200 used by the United States Air Force for training navigators. Informally referred to as the Gator (an abbreviation of "navigator") and "Flying Classroom", nineteen of these aircraft were delivered during 1973 and 1974. Several were later converted to CT-43As as executive transports.
From Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia A T-43 in flight The Boeing T-43 was a modified Boeing 737-200 used by the United States Air Force for training navigators, now known as USAF combat systems officers.
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On 27 May 1971, the United States Air Force (USAF) placed an order for 19 T-43s, modified versions of the Boeing 737-200 as a replacement for the USAF's aging fleet of Convair T-29 navigation trainers, as part of the Undergraduate Navigator Training System. The Boeing aircraft was selected in preference to a trainer based on the Douglas DC-9. From its entry into service in 1974 until the mid-1990s, the T-43As were used for all USAF Undergraduate Navigator Training. Starting in the mid-1990s, the T-43As were used for USAF Undergraduate Navigator/Combat Systems Officer training with the exception of those USAF Navigators/CSOs slated for the F-15E and B-1B). In 1976, with the U.S. Navy's retirement of its T-29 aircraft and deactivation of its associated Training Squadron TWENTY-NINE (VT-29) at NAS Corpus Christi, Texas, those Student Naval Flight Officers destined for land-based naval aircraft began training in USAF T-43s at Mather AFB under a program known by USAF as Interservice Unde...
The T-43 was last based at Randolph Air Force Base, Texas and operated originally by the 558th Flying Training Squadron (558 FTS) and since 1996 by the 562d Flying Training Squadron and by the 563d Flying Training Squadron since 1999. The two additional aircraft used for introductory air navigation training of USAF Academy cadets continue to be operated by the Colorado Air National Guard at Buckley AFB and Peterson AFB, Colorado. In addition, several T-43A were later modified to a transport aircraft configuration designated CT-43A, such as one previously operated by the 6th Air Mobility Wing (6 AMW) at MacDill AFB, Florida in support of United States Southern Command (USSOUTHCOM) for transport of the USSOUTHCOM Commander in Central and South America. The 6 AMW's CT-43A aircraft was replaced by a Gulfstream C-37Aaircraft in early 2001. Throughout its service in the Air Training Command and the successor Air Education and Training Command, no T-43 was ever lost in a mishap. Among the...
1. Model 737-253 powered by two JT8D-9 engines and provision for 3 instructors and 16 student navigators, 19 built.
1. T-43As converted as staff or command transports. Six T-43A were converted.
1. One T-43A converted as a radar test bed aircraft.
73-1153 City of San Antonio – T-43A on static display at Randolph Air Force Base in Universal City, Texas.
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