- 25.04.2017 00:24
Second jet, first flight!
Second Boeing T-X soars through the sunny skies over St. Louis for historic first flight!
During the one-hour flight, lead T-X Test Pilot Steve Schmidt and Boeing Test Pilot for Air Force Programs Matt Giese validated key aspects of the aircraft and further demonstrated the low-risk and performance of the design.
Both Boeing test pilots trained for the flight using the complete Boeing T-X system, which includes ground-based training and simulation.
The Boeing T-X aircraft has one engine, twin tails, stadium seating, and an advanced cockpit with embedded training. The all-new, purpose-built design offers flexibility to evolve as technology, missions, and training needs change.
Boeing and Saab unveiled the design in September 2016 and flew the first aircraft last December.
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