The T-50 Multirole Trainer is much more than an advanced jet trainer. The aircraft is a key element of a totally integrated training system for developing 21st century fighter pilots. The system combines aircraft, simulator, computer learning and integrated logistics support to maximize training effectiveness.

The T-50 has a very wide performance envelope that will allow a student to easily transition into the top-end fighters by providing the training needed to prepare for fast jet flight.

Some key features include:

  • A modern glass cockpit, which allows students to learn how to manage complex weapons systems in a fighter-like environment
  • A digital flight control system to provide an aircraft that behaves like a modern fly-by-wire fighter
  • State-of-the-art avionics, typically used on fighter aircraft, to expose student pilots to a robust and relevant avionics suite prior to flying fighter aircraft
  • The endurance needed to successfully accomplish all current and anticipated training missions
  • Numerous embedded training features, including digital recording of all flight data, event marking, simulated systems and weapon scoring, which allows the mission to be to easily replayed on the ground after the flight

Maximizes Flight Safety and Value of Flight Time

Previously, three different aircraft were used to train student pilots. But, with the capabilities of the T-50, one aircraft can complete both advanced jet training and lead-in fighter training. This results in a much more efficient training system, and makes the T-50 the right solution to train pilots for today’s 4th and 5th Generation fighters.

Although the T-50 resembles a fighter in appearance, three features make it an outstanding trainer:

  1. Excellent visibility in both the front and the elevated back seat – either pilot can have full authority over the aircraft
  2. Electronically linked sticks – the instructor can “feel” the students’ movements and make suggestions or corrections as required
  3. Digital flight controls – enable us to “detune” the aircraft, limiting pitch, angle of attack and role rate, to make it even easier for the student to transition from the T-50