My husband is an '84 USAFA grad. He started UPT 20 days after graduatingThe backlog started in 1993 with BRAC closing two UPT bases, it is further exacerbated by the procurement process for a replacement trainer, and finally retaining instructors. At the end of the day, it boils down to pi$$ poor leadership at the highest levels. The T-7 is a perfect example. They could have bought the BAE Hawk, off the shelf, that every other modern Air Force flies. I could rant about this history going back 30+ years. I had to wait 11 months between commissioning in May 1988 and UPT Apr 1989.