Image right: The T-38 Talon is now used for mission support and pilot proficiency.
The Northrop T-38 was used by the Air Force as a two-seat, supersonic trainer. This aircraft is used by NASA Dryden’s research pilots for proficiency and mission support flights. With its lower fuel burn rate and maintenance costs, the T-38 is cheaper to operate than the larger and faster F-18.
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