The Northrop T-38 Talon is a two-seat, twinjet supersonic jet trainer, and was the world's first, and the most produced, supersonic trainer. Since 1972 the 50th Flying Training Squadron has taught the advanced phase of the undergraduate pilot training. It includes 101 hours of instruction, 69 hours of ground training, 37 hours of simulator instruction, and 69 sorties totaling 97 hours of flight instruction. Training includes advanced aircraft handling, tactical navigation, fluid maneuvering and an increased emphasis in two- and four-ship formation. The 50th FTS has been using T-38 Talons since 1972.