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Discussion in 'ROTC' started by Full Metal Bulldog, Feb 10, 2015.

  1. Full Metal Bulldog

    Full Metal Bulldog Member

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    If you wanted to fly B-52's or another bomber platform (forgive my ignorance of what the most up to date Air Force airframes are), do you track T-38's or T-1's at UPT? To me T-1's make the most sense but I have heard it was T-38's. If that is the case, why not train bomber pilots on a heavier airframe?
     
  2. Stealth_81

    Stealth_81 Super Moderator 10-Year Member Founding Member

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    In order to get a bomber you must go through the T-38 track. The reason, I don't know. Someone else may have the answer to that.

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  3. Winner

    Winner 5-Year Member

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    Just asked my father who served 20+ years in the AF (non pilot, but still), and he said it's because bombers are designed to fly into "combat areas". Whereas something like a C-130, can be designed to do either.

    Not a satisfying answer, but it makes sense.
     

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