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DWI Specialist and pilot J. Gary Trichter Stands next to his T-28C, otherwise known as the “Poor Man’s P-51.” This one was the Navy’s first T-28C and was used for a long time on the aircraft carrier USS Lexington, which retired in Corpus Christi, Texas. This one flew formation demo in Wings over Houston; in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, at the country’s biggest air show, where there are almost 10,000 planes on the ground; and at Sun and Fun in Lakeland, Florida – the only model with a speed brake under the belly.

DWI Specialist and pilot J. Gary Trichter Stands next to his T-28C, otherwise known as the “Poor Man’s P-51.” This one was the Navy’s first T-28C and was used for a long time on the aircraft carrier USS Lexington, which retired in Corpus Christi, Texas. This one flew formation demo in Wings over Houston; in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, at the country’s biggest air show, where there are almost 10,000 planes on the ground; and at Sun and Fun in Lakeland, Florida – the only model with a speed brake under the belly.

The T-38C and T-28C are post-World War II two-seater training aircraft built to help pilots transition into jets. The T-28C could outperform a Mustang below 10,000 feet.

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