Texan Tuesday > Talon Tuesday

April 26, 2016  •  Leave a Comment

Texan Tuesday > Talon Tuesday
 

Today we'll take a bit of a departure from our normal Texan Tuesday. Today I give you the Northrop T-38 Talon. In my opinion, this is one of the best looking aircraft ever to take to the sky!
 

The Talon has a lot in common with the Texan. It really does! Both are advanced military trainers. Both have enjoyed a long life serving their country. The T-38 went into service with the US Air Force in 1961 and is still its advanced trainer to this day. Bo...th were exported to many allied countries. See, a modern Texan.

The T-38s in my photo were photographed Saturday at the 2016 Air Power Over Hampton Roads airshow at Langley AFB. They are assigned to the 71st Fighter Training Squadron "Ironmen", 1st Fighter Wing, based at Langley. Their primary mission is adversarial air training for the 1st Fighter Wing's F-22 Raptors. Yes, they fight against Raptors!
 

"Black Talons"
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Two T-38 Talons, of the 71st Fighter Training Squadron, take off in section on Saturday at Air Power Over Hampton Roads.

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Two T-38 Talons, of the 71st Fighter Training Squadron, take off in section on Saturday at Air Power Over Hampton Roads.Black TalonsTwo T-38 Talons, of the 71st Fighter Training Squadron, take off in section on Saturday at Air Power Over Hampton Roads.

United States Air Force
Northrop T-38A Talon
63-8131 / FF
63-8163 / FF
71st Fighter Training Squadron "Ironmen", 1st Fighter Wing, Langley AFB, Virginia

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