RAYTHEON T-34B TURBOMENTOR

  

RAYTHEON T-34B TURBOMENTOR

The Raytheon (formerly Beech) T-34B Turbomentor is an unpressurized two-seat, tandem cockpit low-wing turboprop trainer.

The T-34 is used to provide primary flight training for student pilots. As a secondary mission, approximately 10 percent of the aircraft provide pilot proficiency and other aircraft support services to Commander, Naval Air Force, U.S. Atlantic Fleet; Commander, Naval Air Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet; and Naval Air Systems Command's "satellite sites" operated throughout the continental United States. The T-34B was procured as a commercial-derivative aircraft certified under an FAA Type Certificate. The T-34B was derived from the civilian Beechcraft Bonanza. Throughout its life, the aircraft has been operated and commercially supported by the Navy using FAA processes, procedures and certifications.

The T-34B joined the Patuxent River Naval Air Museum stable in 2003.

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