The BAE Hawk is a British-built, two-seat advanced jet trainer aircraft. The Hawk was designed in the 1970s by a team led by Ralph Hooper and has been produced continuously since 1977. It has been used as a military trainer aircraft and light attack aircraft.
The BAE Hawk is an iconic plane with sleek lines that make it easy to identify on the ground or in the air from miles away. The cockpit of this plane provides pilots with exceptional visibility, which helps them navigate the sky much more easily than other planes do. This makes it perfect for new pilots who are just learning how to fly!
It first flew in 1974 and was retired from military service in 1998. The BAE Hawk has been continuously manufactured for over 40 years, and more than 400 jets have been built so far.
The BAE Hawk was first flown at Dunsfold, Surrey in 1974 as the Hawker Siddeley Hawk and subsequently produced by its successor company, BAE Systems, which continues to manufacture the aircraft for several nations. The Hawk has been used as an advanced trainer since it replaced the Folland Gnat. It has been exported to 18 countries and serves with both the Royal Air Force (RAF) and United States Air Force (USAF).