Half-century of the Tweet...

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    #1 Butters, Jul 29, 2009
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    ...comes to an end on Friday with the retirement of the Cessna T-37. I always liked that little bird. I liked to wander around them at airshows. They seemed like a friendly little aircraft that would be fun to fly. I guess maybe because they were so low to the ground that you could step right into them like the little GA prop planes I was used to.

    It's more powerful, armed version, the A-37 COIN jet, was kind'a cool,too.

    So long, Tweet!

    http://www.airforce-magazine.com/Pages/default.aspx

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    The Tweet was a great ship - I knew a lot of people who flew them and nothing but good reviews.
     
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    I always thought they looked cool as hell. There is one on static display near here at a museum - it's a beaut.
     
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    We visited a family friend who was an instructor in 37s at Kelly AFB outside of San Antonio. Being the stupid 12 year old that I was, I asked him why he didn't prefer the sexy T-38 that was also on the tarmac. His laconic response was that he liked to be able to see what his students were doing. Makes perfect sense now.
     
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    I'd never heard of them, thanks for posting them Condora!
     
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    You're welcome.
    They're the Portuguese Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron.
    They used to do a manouver with the T-37, which was two of them mirroring each other (one on top of the other, upside down). I was told the tricky part was because when the T-37 is inverted, it's engines get out of fuel after a few seconds (6s or 10s, I forgot which), so they had to time each move so the inverted one above, didn't fall on the other...
     
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