Aircraft Photos of Boeing T-43A Gator

Aircraft pictures of Boeing T-43A Gator


The Boeing T-43A aircraft, also known as the "Gator" and often called "the flying classroom", is a military version of the Boeing 737-253, and has served as a training platform for navigators, now known as combat systems officers, since 1973.
On 17 September 2010 the last United States Air Force combat systems officer training aircraft was retired from service in a ceremony at Randolph Air Force Base, Texas. Originally based at Mather AFB, California, the Boeing T-43 has been in service at Randolph AFB since 1992. The commander of the 12th Flying Training Wing (12 FTW) at Randolph AFB said, the T-43 has been a safe and reliable aircraft throughout its 37-year history.
It has flown 500,000 training hours and 100,000 training sorties, all mishap free. The training of the combat systems officers (CSO) will be transferred to Naval Air Station Pensacola in Florida, where the students will fly the T-6 Texan or the T-1 Jayhawk.
The T-43 retirement ceremony concluded with a final composite flyby of Randolph AFB aircraft including the Boeing T-43A Gator.

Text compiled from: USAF News
12th Flying Training Wing (12 FTW) Patch
12 FTW
Randolph AFB


Pictures: Boeing T-43A Gator
Airshow:
Location:
RAF Fairford (FFD/EGVA), United Kingdom
Date:
18 - 19 July 2009


Boeing T-43A Gator (Boeing 737-253) (73-1153 / RA), c/n: 20700/357, "Spirit of San Antonio", 562nd Flying Training Squadron (562 FTS), 12th Flying Training Wing (12 FTW), United States Air Force (USAF), Air Education and Training Command (AETC), Randolph AFB, TX, USA

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Pictures: Boeing T-43A Gator
Airshow:
Location:
RAF Fairford (FFD/EGVA), Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
Date:
14 - 15 July 2007


Boeing T-43A Gator (Boeing 737-253) (73-1150 / RA), c/n: 20697/349, 562nd Flying Training Squadron (562 FTS), 12th Flying Training Wing (12 FTW), United States Air Force (USAF), Air Education and Training Command (AETC), Randolph AFB, TX, USA

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Pictures: Boeing T-43A Gator
Airshow:
Location:
RAF Fairford (FFD/EGVA), Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
Date:
15 - 16 July 2006


Boeing T-43A Gator (Boeing 737-253) (71-1404 / RA), c/n: 20686/326, 562nd Flying Training Squadron (562 FTS), 12th Flying Training Wing (12 FTW), United States Air Force (USAF), Air Education and Training Command (AETC), Randolph AFB, TX, USA

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