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Photographed just now (10/18/2023) near Ellington Field, Texas.

Hunting around on some aircraft pages didn't turn up a match.

I bumped the contrast up to see features better.

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Looks like a BAE Systems Hawk... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BAE_Systems_Hawk

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  • $\begingroup$ Indeed! Thanks. New yard bird. $\endgroup$ Oct 18, 2023 at 17:51
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    $\begingroup$ That appears to be correct based on FlightRadar24 history. $\endgroup$ Oct 18, 2023 at 19:09
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This is a BAE Systems Hawk Mk 67, one of twenty formerly operated by the South Korean Air Force. It still retains the South Korean camouflage scheme. However, Korea retired its Hawks in 2013, and this Hawk is now privately owned by RAVN Aerospace, based in Houston, Texas.

RAVN have painted their company logo (which I'm guessing is a raven that thinks it's a bird of prey) on the tail, which you can just about make out in your picture.

RAVN BAe Hawk 67source

They appear to own at least four of these ex-Korean aircraft.

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    $\begingroup$ Wishing there were an extra +1 available for the description "a raven that thinks it's a bird of prey" - very nice! $\endgroup$
    – Ralph J
    Oct 20, 2023 at 18:23

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