Beech T-34B Mentor

Beech T-34B Mentor (HM2K53)

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N 38° 16.559', W 76° 27.77'

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Training Naval Aviators for Over Four Decades Loosely based on the popular civil Beech Bonanza aircraft, the T-34 began replacing the Navy's original T-6 Texan (also known as the SNJ) in 1954. In 2000, T34Cs began being replaced by the T-6A Texan II. But for over forty years, every aviator wearing Wings of Gold had received basic flight instruction in a piston-engine T-34B, or its turbo-prop-engine successor, the T-34C. Although no longer serving in the Training Command, T-34Cs remain in service as aerial spotter aircraft at various U.S. Naval and civilian collectors.

Our Display Aircraft After being delivered in 1956, Bureau Number 140921 served with the Navy's Training Command until September 1993. At that time, it was transferred to the NAS Patuxent River Flying Club, where it flew with the civil registration number N34PR. Our Mentor was transferred to PRNAM in September 2003 after logging a total of 9622.9 flight hours.

· Primary Mission: Primary flight training
· Crew: One Pilot, one Student Naval Aviator
· U.S. Service Timeline (T-34 Series): 1954 - present
· Max. Gross Weight: 3,050 lb
· Dimensions: 25.9 ft length, 32.8 ft wing span
· Propulsion: One Continental 0-470-4 reciprocating engine

Max. Operating Speed:
189 MPH (sea level)
· Armament: None

This aircraft is on loan from the National Aviation Museum at Pensacola, Florida
HM NumberHM2K53
Placed ByPatuxent River Naval Air Museum
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Date Added Saturday, August 31st, 2019 at 2:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 372046 N 4237448
Decimal Degrees38.27598333, -76.46283333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 16.559', W 76° 27.77'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 16' 33.54" N, 76° 27' 46.2" W
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