Our Aircraft

Hawk

Manufactured in Great Britain by: BAE

The Hawk is an advanced trainer with a two-man tandem cockpit, a low-mounted cantilever wing and is powered by a single turbofan engine. The Hawk was designed to be reliable and have low operating costs. The Hawk is noted for its agility, in particular its roll rate and turn handling. The aircraft is capable of supersonic flight. The design of the fuselage includes a height differential between the two seats of the cockpit; this provides generous levels of visibility for an instructor in the rear seat for training applications. Each cockpit is fitted with a Martin-Baker Mk 10B zero-zero rocket-assisted ejection seat. Air is fed to the aircraft's rear-mounted Rolls-Royce Adour Mk 861A turbo fan engine via intakes on each of the forward wing roots. The airframe is very durable, strong and stressed for +9 g. A dual hydraulic system supplies power to operate systems such as the aircraft's flaps, airbrakes and landing gear, together with the flight controls. A ram air turbine is fitted in front of the single tail fin to provide backup hydraulic power for the flight controls in the event of an engine failure. Additionally, a gas turbine auxiliary power unit is housed directly above the engine. The Hawk can carry a centerline gun pod with 30 mm ADEN cannon and up to five hardpoints for armament including all standard Mk 80 series weapons, BDU- 33/Mk-76s, Catm-9 ( Aim-9 ), various EW pods and drop tanks.

Features

  • Hot Ejection Seats – Martin Baker Mk-10B, zero-zero capable
  • 1× Rolls-Royce Adour Mk 861A turbo fan engine
  • Dimensions – 40’9” long, 32’7” Wing Span, 13’1” tall
  • Tandem 2 seat cockpit with elevated rear cockpit

Performance

  • Maximum Speed: Mach 1.2
  • Max load factor: +9, -4 G
  • Fuel Burn: average 190 gallons/hour
  • On station time greater than 2 hours

Alpha Jet

Manufactured in Germany by: Dassault-Breguet-Dornier

The Alpha Jet is a high performance subsonic jet fighter/attack aircraft. It is highly reliable and capable of delivering practice ordnance as well as live and inert Mk 80 series weapons and all series of Laser Guided Bombs. All Air USA Alpha Jets have been converted for NVG operations. Air USA Alpha jets are flight certified for operational use of TER, IMER and SUU-20 bomb racks. The Alpha jet is capable of sustaining low altitude ingress speeds in excess of 500 Knots. The Alpha jet's light weight, and large flight control surfaces make it a highly maneuverable fighter aircraft. The Alpha Jet is an excellent replicator of typical attack speeds flown by fourth generation fighter attack aircraft.

Features

  • Hot Ejection Seats
  • Certified To Carry ECM Pods, Threat Emitters, and Bombs
  • Two LARZAC 04-C6 Engines
  • Simple to Fly and Maintain
  • Dimensions - 41" long, 31' Wing span, 13.7',Tall

Performance

  • Maximum Speed - 550 kts/.95
  • Max load factor - +8, -4g
  • Fuel Burn - 240 gallons/hour - High peed mission profiles
  • Fuel Burn - 200 gallons/hour - Max Range
  • On Station Time 3+00

MIG-29

Manufactured in Soviet Union by: Mikoyan-Gurevich

The MIG-29 is a high speed, highly capable jet fighter interceptor and attack aircraft. It has been exported throughout the world as a swing role air superiority fighter for both offensive and defensive purposes. The MIG 29 is capable of speeds well in excess of Mach 2 with thrust to weight ratios comparable to any NATO fighter. The Air USA MIG 29 fleet was imported directly from a former Soviet Union nation. All aircraft are equipped with authentic former Soviet Union manufactured parts. Air USA MIG 29 aircraft are capable of performing any air to air mission providing excellent training and flight test opportunities.

Features

  • Hot Ejection Seats
  • Two RD 33 Engines
  • Dimensions - 56.8' long, 37.3' Wing span, 15.5,' Tall

Performance

  • Maximum Speed - 1490+ Kts / M 2.3+
  • Thrust to weight: 1:1.12
  • Max load factor - +9, -5g
  • Service Ceiling 59,000'
  • On Station Time: Depends on the Scenario

L-59 Super Albatros

Manufactured in the Czech Republic by: Aero Vodochody

The L-59 Super Albatros is a single engine two seat subsonic jet fighter/attack aircraft. It is very reliable and extremely efficient to operate providing an exceptional low operating cost for high performance capability . It is currently being operated by the Czech, Egyptian and Tunisian Air Forces. It serves our Air USA customer base as a cost effective and reliable fighter for threat replication and flight test support. It is capable of on station times in excess of 3 hours depending on mission profiles, as well as low altitude, high speed runs at speeds in excess of 400Knots. The Super Albatros's straight wing, light weight, and large flight control surfaces make it a highly maneuverable fighter aircraft. All Air USA L-59's are certified to carry EA pods, tracking devices, towable tagets and stores associated with flight test support. Air USA has successfully operated the L-59 since 2001.

Features

  • Hot Ejection Seats
  • Certified To Carry ECM Pods, Threat Emitters, and Bombs
  • One Lotarev DV-2 Turbofan Engine
  • Cost Effective and Reliable
  • Simple to Fly and Maintain
  • Dimensions - 40" long, 31' Wing span, 15.6',Tall

Performance

  • Maximum Speed - 467 kts/.95
  • Max load factor - +8, -4g
  • Fuel Burn - 240 gallons/hour - High peed mission profiles
  • Fuel Burn - 200 gallons/hour - Max Range
  • On Station Time 3+00