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T-44 For The P-8?

eagleerok

One down, three to go
Out of curiosity, with the new P-8 supposed to be operational in 2013, are they going to continue to use the T-44 in the pipeline or do they have other plans for training them?
 

MIDNJAC

is clara ship
pilot
Out of curiosity, with the new P-8 supposed to be operational in 2013, are they going to continue to use the T-44 in the pipeline or do they have other plans for training them?
Yeah I heard tailhook will now include P-8 guys......
 

gotta_fly

Well-Known Member
pilot
If the T-44 can train 707 pilots it can train 737 pilots.

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statesman

Shut up woman... get on my horse.
pilot
Super Moderator
The P-8 has been coming for a long time now... and the 44C mod is not cheap. It's highly likely that the TC-12 and the T-44 will be around for a long while. Then again I have been surprised before at how shortsighted the Navy can be.
 

Vidofnir

It's always MEDC
pilot
The E-6B kids go to through Advanced at Corpus just like the rest of us. I don't see why it would change for the P-8. (Cross my fingers?) I hear all is not well with the T-44C program, but then again that could just be our TC-12 sim instructors talking trash. I have heard they are keeping the C-12 around longer, though.
 

sbeaTm08

Wake up, put a good dip in, crack a cold one
pilot
The E-6B kids go to through Advanced at Corpus just like the rest of us. I don't see why it would change for the P-8. (Cross my fingers?) I hear all is not well with the T-44C program, but then again that could just be our TC-12 sim instructors talking trash. I have heard they are keeping the C-12 around longer, though.
Its a good plane except there is not enough of them and they have 1 sim that is a P.O.S. When I was there on any given day there would maybe be 4 Charlies up and 1 was bound to go down throughout the day.

Yea man, they even give them an "AR" flight.
 

FlyBoyd

Out to Pasture
pilot
Out of curiosity, with the new P-8 supposed to be operational in 2013, are they going to continue to use the T-44 in the pipeline or do they have other plans for training them?
T-44c cockpit...


Syllabus here... https://www.cnatra.navy.mil/pubs/folder2/1542.147F.pdf

There are E-6 selectees currently training in VT-31.

Jolly - I was one of the first to go through T-1's for E-6's in 1995. Ask Roger Camp whether they prefer the T-1 or the T-44C trained guys. Back in the day, they liked the Navy trained guys better. I am curious if they feel the same now.
 

FlyBoyd

Out to Pasture
pilot
I have heard they are keeping the C-12 around longer, though.
The TC-12 has been removed from the NAVAIR divestiture list which means NAVAIR/CNATRA can feed money into the program.

This is due partially to the fact that the USAF is leaving. The incoming USAF CO for VT-35 (Nov) is the last one and all USAF IPs and SMAs will be gone by the end of his tour. His words - "I am the last one to leave."
 

Uncle Fester

Robot Pimp
None
Super Moderator
Contributor
Wow. Between that and leaving Wing 6, is the AF pulling out of joint flight training altogether?
 

squorch2

he will die without safety brief
pilot
The T-44 modernization program is happening.

With the money that was slated for the TH-57D.

Which is now "some years off."

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