Beech T-34C 'Mentor'
|Notes: Improved T-34B.|
|  Base model:||T-34|
|  Designation System:||U.S. Air Force|
|  Designation Period:||1948-Present|
|  Basic role:||Trainer|
|  Length:|| 28' 8"|| 8.7 m|
|  Height:||9' 10"|| 3.0 m|
|  Wingspan:|| 33' 3.9"|| 10.1 m|
|  Wingarea:|| 179.9 sq ft|| 16.7 sq m|
|  Empty Weight:|| 2,630 lb|| 1,192 kg|
|  Max Weight:|| 4,300 lb|| 1,950 kg|
|  No. of Engines:|| 1|
|  Powerplant:|| Pratt & Whitney PT6A-25|
|  Horsepower (each):|| 715|
|  Range:|| 749 miles|| 1,206 km|
|  Cruise Speed:|| 247 mph|| 397 km/h|| 214 kt|
|  Max Speed:|| 257 mph|| 413 km/h|| 223 kt|
|  Climb:|| 1,275 ft/min|| 388 m/min|
|  Ceiling:|| 30,000 ft|| 9,143 m|
Operators (Past and Present)
||VA-42 ||Oceana ||VA |
||VF-124 ||Miramar ||CA |
||VFA-106 ||Cecil Field ||FL |
||VFA-125 ||Lemoore ||CA |
||VMFAT-101 ||El Toro ||CA |
||VT-2 ||Whiting Field ||FL |
||VT-3 ||Whiting Field ||FL |
||VT-6 ||Whiting Field ||FL |
||VT-27 ||Corpus Christi ||TX |
||VT-86 ||Pensacola ||FL |
Known serial numbers
|160265 / 160282, 160462 / 160536, 160629 / 160651, 160931 / 160963, 161023 / 161056, 161790 / 161849
162247 / 162306
162620 / 162649
164155 / 164173
Recent comments by our visitors
| Bill Hunter|
| Flew as an instructor with the VT-2 Doer Birds. A fantastic tour that made me a better pilot! |
05/07/2016 @ 09:44 [ref: 69618]
| John Brouillette|
| I flew the T-34C as a VT-3 instructor at Whiting. Fun airplane to fly. If I could afford it I would own one.
02/12/2016 @ 17:43 [ref: 69481]
| RAUL PEREZ|
| Looking to purchase: Beech T-34C-1 Mentor or T-34C...
Please notify me asap, thanks.
06/05/2015 @ 06:37 [ref: 69114]
| cesar augusto|
Delray Beach, FL
| I am searching for a 1977 BEECHCRAFT T-34C-1 MENTOR to buy.
Do you know any for sale?
please contact by mail.
05/31/2015 @ 17:50 [ref: 69110]
| CDR Chris Armitage USN (Ret)|
| In my active career with the US Navy, the most enjoyable tour I ever had was that of a Primary Flight Instructor in VT-3 at NAS Whiting Field. If I could have done that for 20 years I would have. It is the only duty htat truly tests your inner capabilities where the students mission is to "Kill the Instructor" and yours is to keep the Student from achieving that mission. If the Instructor does his/her job better than the student, the student will learn along the way. In addition I got the chance to be part of TRAWING-5's Instructor Training Unit where we taught Insturctors to be Instructors. When I got to Pensacola for duty, I was a Fleet Pilot that tought he could walk on water. When I left after being an Instructor for 3 years, I was truly a Naval Aviator that could handle any situation that I encountered. My hat is off to those who have come after me for the last 27 years and who continue to train the Fleet and make Naval Aviation the best in the world. |
01/22/2014 @ 13:13 [ref: 68312]
| R Gonza|
| "Doer Birds"- Fly Navy- Die Navy!
08/29/2012 @ 02:43 [ref: 66458]
| Brent Morris|
Las Vegas, NV
| Flew the Navy T-34C a couple a thousand hours as an IP with VT-3 at NAS N.Whiting Field near Pensacola, FL. A beautiful plane, performed like a WW2 fighter and could have been one as there are wing hard points for weapons. Fast, aerobatic, solidly built, great flight control response rate, balanced flight controls, highly maneuverable, awesome climb rate.
Those of us who flew the T-34C, with VT-3 and with those hundreds of aspiring Navy student pilots shall treasure those moments and memories forever.
07/21/2012 @ 23:28 [ref: 63812]
| Guillermo Parra|
| please send brochure |
05/31/2012 @ 08:39 [ref: 58387]
| matt wright|
| MY FATEHR INLAW IS INTERESTED IN PURCHASING A T-34C. HE WAS A TEST PILOT LOGGING SEVERAL THOUSAND HOURS IN THE PLANE. HOW MUCH AND WHERE DO I LOOK? |
05/13/2012 @ 13:50 [ref: 57094]
| Hello , we need buy 2 PT6A-25 in AR cond or OH , plase if have information let me know .
thanks for your help.
12/02/2011 @ 18:29 [ref: 50943]
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