A Brief Overview of the T38 Aircraft

T38 Aircraft pic
T38 Aircraft
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Daniel “Dan” Hohal entered the insurance sector as a claims associate trainee in 2006 and has since ascended to the role of claims supervisor at Berkshire Hathaway GUARD Insurance Companies (previously known as GUARD Insurance Group). Based in Wilkes-Barre, PA, Daniel Hohal specializes in complex and large loss cases in New Jersey and New York, and he is responsible for assigning workloads to his unit and holding monthly meetings with the company’s adjusters.

Prior joining GUARD, he served in the United States Air Force, where he had the opportunity to fly a T38 aircraft. Primarily used as a training aircraft, the T38 is built by Northrop Grumman, an aerospace company based in Virginia. Since the aircraft’s first model was introduced in 1961, over 60,000 Air Force pilots have received training in it.

A regular feature of the Air Education and Training Command’s undergraduate pilot program, these airplanes have also been used in the testing of new equipment. Further, NASA uses the planes for astronaut training, in addition to utilizing them as chase and observer planes for various programs, which resulted in T38s being a regular fixture of the space shuttle program.