The T-38 started service in 1959 as a jet trainer for the high powered fighters such as the F-15, F-16 and F/A-22. The two-place tandem seats allow an instructor and student to fly in this dvanced trainer. Over the years, the Talon has been upgraded several times. The T-38C now includes a glass cockpit with a heads up display. Over its manufacturing life, the military has taken delivery of more than 1,100 of these aircraft.