Top Speed: 1,482km/h
This British single engine, jet powered trainer was first flown by the British in 1974. It is favourable due to its low cost and high training capacity. Despite its age the Hawks are still in production today with over 900 sold around the world.
The Hawk was selected for the NATO Flying Training in Canada (NFTC) program due to its similarities to our front line aircraft. The aircraft comes fitted with a sophisticated glass cockpit featuring a heads up display, hands-on stick and throttle, and integrated navigation and targeting systems. Canadian Forces pilots are required to log 125 hours in the Hawk before they are eligible to start training in the CF-18 Hornet.