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T-1 Jets From Vance AFB To Perform Flyover At Fla. International-Arkansas Football Game

BY ANDRES FOCIL
T-1 Jets From Vance AFB To Perform Flyover At Fla. International-Arkansas Football Game

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Two T-1A Jayhawks from Vance Air Force Base in Enid, Oklahoma will perform a flyover at the Florida International-Arkansas football game Saturday following the National Anthem. Kick off for the game is set for 1:00 pm at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium. The contest is the University of Arkansas’s homecoming game.The two (2) T-1s are assigned to the 32nd Flying Training Squadron of the 71st Flying Training Wing. These aircraft are used to train future combat pilots in basic aircraft control, navigation, low level, air refueling and airdrop procedures.The lead aircraft is piloted by Captain Justin Fronk, Lieutenant John Schwartz, and Lieutenant Colonel Robert Brumley, University of Arkansas Class of ’86. The wing aircraft is piloted by Captain Don Rolleg and Lieutenant Sam McCurry. The ground controller is Lieutenant Anthony Cannone. The T-1A Jayhawk is a medium-range, twin-engine jet trainer used in the advanced phase of Joint Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training for Air Force and Navy students selected to fly airlift or tanker aircraft. The swept-wing T-1A is a military version of the Raytheon Beech 400A. It has cockpit seating for an instructor and two students and is powered by twin turbofan engines capable of an operating speed of Mach .78.



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