Boeing T-X to perform at the Spirit of St. Louis Airshow

ST. LOUIS | The Spirit of St. Louis Airshow is to feature a rare airshow performance by the Boeing T-X advanced jet trainer.

Airshow organisers promised “a world exclusive you won’t want to miss”, but added that the exact times and dates are not yet confirmed. “We are working on logistics, and hope to have the day announced soon,” they said, suggesting that the jet may not fly on both days of the show.

The T-X previously performed flybys at Fair St. Louis in July 2018.

The Boeing T-X is a joint venture between the US aerospace giant Boeing and Sweden’s Saab group. It was one of four competitors in the US Air Force Advanced Pilot  Training System program, and was selected as the winner in September last year. The US Air Force will eventually operate around 350 examples, replacing the T-38 Talon.

The T-X is a twin-tail single engine advanced jet trainer, powered by a General Electric F404 engine with afterburner.

The Spirit of St. Louis Airshow will be held on the 7th-8th September and will be headlined by the Blue Angels, Red Arrows and USAF F-22A Raptor. The event is sponsored by Boeing.