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Fairchild PT-26

Description
  Manufacturer:Fairchild


Control Panel
  Base model:PT-26
  Designation:PT-26
  Designation System:U.S. Air Force
  Designation Period:1925-1947
  Basic role:Primary Trainer
 
 
 
 
 

Specifications
Not Yet Available

Known serial numbers
42-14299 / 42-14498, 42-15330 / 42-15529, 44-19288 / 44-19557

Examples of this type may be found at
MuseumCityState
Canadian Warplane Heritage MuseumMount HopeOntario
Historic Aircraft Restoration ProjectsBrooklynNew York
McClellan Aviation MuseumMcClellan AFBCalifornia
Pima Air & Space MuseumTucsonArizona
United States Air Force MuseumWright-PattersonOhio

PT-26 on display

Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum

Historic Aircraft Restoration Projects

McClellan Aviation Museum

United States Air Force Museum
 


 

Recent comments by our visitors
 Bill Lyon
 northfield, VT
My father Lou Lyon bought a pt 26 in Rutland Vt around 1965.
He flew it from the Barre Montpelier airport in Vt.
He was a contractor and would fly it to a road job in New Haven Vt and land in a field next to the project.
One morning he and I went to the airport to fly to work. I was about 16 and had done some partying so was plenty tired.
The inertia starter did not work so he would manually prop it after setting the controls where he wanted them with me in the rear cockpit.
He would turn it over a few times then yell for me to turn on the switch and I would yell contact etc.
that morning as I dozed away my arm slid against the throttle goint to full.
Ehen I hit the switch I was not on the brakes much either. It caught and at full throttle lunged ahead. He laid down and the plane passed over him. As soon as it cleared him he jumped up on the wing, reached into the cockpit and shut it down. He then commenced to grab my shirt up close to my throat and shake me all the time giving me instructions on the proper method of starting an airplane.
Thankfully he wasnt hut and I obtained a valuable lesson.
He flew it for another couple of years and then sold it to someone in Middlebury Vt.
I dont remember the number but would like to know if it still survives.
Thanks for an interesting site.
03/24/2016 @ 12:50 [ref: 69540]
 Tony Anger
 Queen Creek, AZ
I now own N9165H Pt-26A Cornell II It is hangared in Mesa, AZ at KFFZ
03/13/2016 @ 14:00 [ref: 69514]
 Sandy Sanders
 hudson, FL
Ronald McGill. I to purchased a PT-26 from windsor MIlls in 1949. The caretaker at the hangar was Shorty Lavois and he would do all sorts of things for a cqase of Molsons. CFFGJ was purchased for $300.00 and a case of Molsons. Airframe had 351 hrs total time and we located an engine in another airframe with only 50 hrs.I flew it home after week of preporatiom.
Sadly I Had a deadstick hard landing and tore the gear off. However I did have about 130 hrs on it. I had to change all the perspex due to discoloration. Thats a lot of little nuts and bolts.
I still miss it.
Sandy
11/27/2013 @ 11:48 [ref: 68190]
 Ronald McGill
 South Windsor Ct., CT
In May of 1956 my brother and I bought a PT-26 that was stored in Windsor Mill Quebec Canada for $385.00.I don't remember the name of the company that had them but there was 105 of them stored at the old R.C.A.F field there.The company that own them was in St.Johns Quebec.About a year or so later they had a auction for the one's there and was told they went for as low as $100.00.They had new wing's etc.that went dirt cheap.If we only knew what would happen year's down the road
08/21/2013 @ 09:15 [ref: 68024]
 Antonio Rodriguez
 Ensenada Baja California, OTH
Hello
My friend Dr Alba,would like to sell and know the price of a wooden prop in good condition, never been used, and it was always hanging on the wall is a prop for a PT 19 and PT in 26 plane. if you know anybody wants to buy it,please contact me,my phone 646 173 6545 in the City of Ensenada, Baja California or my E-mail antonio3109@hotmail.com. My name is Dr Antonio Rodriguez.
The owner of this prop, buy it for about 35 years ago in the military pilot school in Guadalajara mexico, he was in the Mexican Air Force. he is retired now

07/14/2011 @ 14:05 [ref: 41110]
 John Phillips
 High River, AB
This morning I drove out to our local airport where I keep my Chipmunk and could not believe my eyes, for at the gas pump was a Cornell ! Fantastic, It was the first flying Cornell I had seen in 54 years. They are not common in Western Canada. I had one in the 50's and sold it in 1956 and delivered it to its new buyer in Vancouver.
The one at the gas pump is owned by Don Maclean and he has had it since 1967. Other than the paint it is totally RCAF original. Since I know Don a bit, knew he was the owner, I asked him if he would take me up for a ride. We had about 40 minutes in the air and the grin has not yet left my face. I finally got to fly a Cornell after all those years. There is a pristine Cornell in Wetaskiwin at an aviation museum but although airworthy it will never fly again. They are truly scarce because when turned loose from the airforce, many were kept outside and you can't do that with that wooden wing. So many ended up deteriorating to ruination. Great flying airplane, second only to the Chipmunk.
11/05/2010 @ 19:39 [ref: 33001]
 John J. Seaton
 Las Vegas, NM
That PT-26 in Malone was once owned my my brother and me in Marcy, NY. When the airport was shut down in 1954 we sold it to the flight school in Watertown, NY. After a hard landing (left gear went throught the wing it was sold to a farmer in Malone, NY.
09/27/2008 @ 11:40 [ref: 22754]
 Ron Thompson
 , VA
The PT-26 was my dads first plane,I was only eight years old at that time(1952). We had a great time with her. It was yellow,but that didn`t last to long. My dad joined the C.A.P. in Torrance Ca.and painted her in Air Force colors.He did fly on a lot of missions with c.a.p. His plane was used for a camera plane for science fiction theater in the 50`s. We had many good flying hours in her. Dad said it was getting too expensive he only paid $750.00 for it and did sell it for 1250.00. Little did we know thirty one years later I bought a new Cessna 172 skyhawk, boy he didn`t know what expensive meant back then!!!! My wife and I both learned how to fly, had many great flying hours of fun in the 172. Dad passed on two years ago. Have many great memories of our flying days!!!!!!!!!!!!!
07/20/2008 @ 11:47 [ref: 22185]
 phil beaulieu
 south hero (p.o. box 129), VT
Back in the mid 80's I was looking for a project. Heard about a PT-26 in a barn in Malone N.Y. Flew there and found a disassembled pt-26 with two spare Rangers, spare props and everything else. The tail surfaces were delaminating and I thought that the project was more than I wanted to tackle and anyway they probably wanted too much for it, I DIDNT ASK!!!!, got in the 182 and flew home. Four years ago I was ferrying YAK-52's and mentioned the 26 in the barn. The next day a guy drove there with a trailer and was told that 3 months before the airplane was taken to the local dumpand burned with engines etc. When asked about the guy that looked at it in the 80's the farmer said that he would have given it away free but the guy just left!!!Damn....nice opened PT-26 in hanger 3 at the Pima Air Museum in Tucaon, Az
02/07/2008 @ 16:04 [ref: 19600]
 phil beaulieu
 south hero (p.o. box 129), VT
Back in the mid 80's I was looking for a project. Heard about a PT-26 in a barn in Malone N.Y. Flew there and found a disassembled pt-26 with two spare Rangers, spare props and everything else. The tail surfaces were delaminating and I thought that the project was more than I wanted to tackle and anyway they probably wanted too much for it, I DIDNT ASK!!!!, got in the 182 and flew home. Four years ago I was ferrying YAK-52's and mentioned the 26 in the barn. The next day a guy drove there with a trailer and was told that 3 months before the airplane was taken to the local dumpand burned with engines etc. When asked about the guy that looked at it in the 80's the farmer said that he would have given it away free but the guy just left!!!Damn....nice opened PT-26 in hanger 3 at the Pima Air Museum in Tucaon, Az
02/07/2008 @ 16:04 [ref: 19599]

 

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