T-34C Turbo Mentor

  • T-34C Turbo Mentor
T-34C Turbo Mentor

Manufacturer: Raytheon Aircraft Company

Service: United States Navy, United States Marine Corps

Propulsion: Model PT6A-25 turbo-prop engine (Pratt & Whitney Aircraft of Canada).

Airspeed: Max: 280 Knots

Range: Approximately 600 nm

Crew: 2 (instructor pilot, student pilot).

Armament: None

The T-34C Turbomentor is an unpressurized two-seat, tandem cockpit low-wing turboprop trainer whose mission is to train Navy and Marine Corps pilots.

The T-34C 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-34C was procured as a commercial-derivative aircraft certified under an FAA Type Certificate. The T-34C 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.

November is Military Family Appreciation Month

Throughout the month, military families are honored and recognized for their commitment and contributions in support of our military and nation.

View the Tribute