The T-1A “Jayhawk” is an Air Force missionized version of the civilian Beechjet 400A. It is designed for all-weather training operations at both high and low altitudes. The Jayhawk is powered by two pod-mounted Pratt and Whitney JT-15D-5B turbofan engines, each producing 2,900 pounds of thrust. The T-1A possesses a service ceiling of 41,000 feet, a maximum speed of .78 Mach (530 mph), and a range (with reserves) of nearly 2,200 miles. The aircraft has
a takeoff gross weight of 16,100 pounds and carries an instructor and two students.