Which is your favourite twoseater (school) jet?

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  1. Lucky13

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    This is definitely one of mine! The SK 35 C version of Draken......
     

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    Folland Gnat. First and always, ever since the Red Arrows flew straight over my head at my first airshow (Woodford) when I was six. It's an aircraft you strap on rather than climb into but I've always loved its diminutive lines. A true classic!
     
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    #3 FLYBOYJ, Oct 12, 2011
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    L29 for me - an aircraft that I "met" by fate and it has changed my life for ever
     

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    The only one i've ever been in, a T-37.

    Actually it was a A-37, but that's close. On a maintenance check flight, and he let me have the controls for maybe a minute.

    Other than a jet airliner, that's the fastest i've ever been in the air.
     
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    #5 A4K, Oct 12, 2011
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    No one particular favourite, but love the BAC Strikemaster, Aermacchi MB-338CB, and BAe Hawk trainers for modern trainers. WW II, why the Me 262B-1a/U2 of course...:)
     
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    I go for the Gnat too - lovely looking, small and agile.
     
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    My all time favorite fighter is the F-15, so I'll have to go with the F-15E.

    I think the T-37/A-37 would be fun to fly.
     
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    Between that A-37 and a C-141, the only two military jets i've ever been in.

    The USAF Capt., I was a Army E-5, gave me about a 5 min. class in oxygen mask and ejection seat use, and off we flew. About 20 minutes. Never got over 15,000 ft or 300 kts. But it was one of those flights I still remember well.
     
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    FLYBOYJ, that's a real smart looking L-29 you have there; you look as pleased as punch.

    Gotta say though, a two-seat Draken would be an awesome toy. A bit thirsty, I think.

    A4K, what about a TA-4K? There's still a handful at Woodbourne awaiting disposal...

    Copy of NZ6251 iii.jpg

    :)
     
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    Thanks! That belonged to a family friend - got to maintain and fly it for a while. Had about 30 hours in it. I was hoping to get my L29 type rating but due to a family tragedy, that all changed. I still get to fly in them once and a while, great simple jet to train and fly in.
     
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    Beautiful shot mate, thanks! Yep, do love the TA-4K aswell, though only in the final paint scheme, as pictured. (The straight A-4 looks beautiful in ANY scheme!!! :) )

    Btw, will be doing a 1:32 TA-4K for the Feb 2012 'Your favourite aircraft' Group Build - your pic will come in handy, thanks!
     
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    Dornier Alpha Jet, I use to get mad at them making attack runs at my platoon during REFORGER.

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    The Hunter T7/8 has to be the best of them all, but I admit to being a little biased as its the only fast jet that I have any experience in.
     
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    For me it's G-4 Super Galeb. :)
     

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    MiG-25PU conversion trainer. I'd wear the engines out in a year but that's okay, probably be in prison for mach-ing around everywhere by then.
     
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    No worries. When I was at WB I managed to reel off a few images, although if I had been caught I'm sure I would have gotten a scalping. Let me know if you need any views from different angles and I'll post them.
     
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    I love the Alpha Jet and the T-38 Talon.

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    I would look at this thread in two segments - those trainers that were developed from fighters and those designed as trainers from the ground up
     
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    surprised no-one has mentioned the Macchi series as yet. I dont have a favourite, but I always thought the mascchis were good at what they were designed for.

    The hawk fighters trainers are also worth a mention I think
     
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    can't overlook the T33 has there been a longer serving alternative? plus she has great lines , but I'm biased after working with them and seeing them for much of my life
     
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