CT-156 harvard II
Today features the upgraded model of the Canadian harvard that the Canadian Military use for flight training. This clip was filmed in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Canada...err “I beg your pardon, what did you say?” Yes such a place exists, Avweb reports!
Next week I feature our very own 1953 Canadian harvard still flying here in SA, Worcester. That's right the 2nd of my "Just plane reviews" will be loaded right here next week.
The CT-156 harvard II (the Canadian version of the Texan II used by the U.S. Air Force) is used as a flight trainer for for young military officers from all over the world who want to become military pilots.
* Crew: 2, tandem seating
* Length: 33 ft 4 in (10.2 m)
* Wingspan: 33 ft 5 in (10.2 m)
* Height: 10 ft 8 in (3.3 m)
* Wing area: 175 sq feet (16.28 sq m)
* Empty weight: 4,900 lb (2,087 kg)
* Loaded weight: 6,550 lb (2,971 kg)
* Useful load: 1,600 lb (725 kg)
* Max takeoff weight: 6,500 lb (2,958 kg)
* Powerplant: 1× Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-68 turboprop, 1,100 shp (820 kW)
* Maximum speed: 316 knots (364mph)
* Cruise speed: 220 knots
* Service ceiling: 31,000 ft (9,448 m)
* Rate of climb: 4,500 ft/min (1,372 m/min)