Category Archives: T-34

Connie Bowlin’s T34 A Mentor

Connie Bowlin’s T34 A Mentor

History: N34AF T34A model was built in 1954, used as a primary trainer by the Air Force. The Aircraft was converted to a 285 HP, IO 520, in 1998. Other Avionics and features include: TT:5049 ENG TIME:514 Teledyne Continental “Gold Medallion”. Garmin 430W GPS/Com/Nav,King KX155, Com (3):King KX155 – Rear Cockpit Autopilot: STEC 50 Dual-Axis… More

Steve Bohlig’s T-34A Mentor

Steve Bohlig’s T-34A Mentor

History: This Aircraft, Beech Model A-45, Serial number 34-78 (USAF Serial # 53-4109) was built by the Canadian Car and Foundry Company, Fort Williams, Ontario Canada under license granted by Beechcraft. It was delivered to the USAF on March 1, 1955 and was assigned to the 3306th Pilot Training Group, Bainbridge Air Base, Georgia, where… More

T-34A Mentor

T-34A Mentor

History: Dec.1955 55-172 assigned 3304th Hondo AFB. Apr.1958 transferred 3306th, Bainbridge AFB. Oct 1960 transferred 2704th Davis-Monthan AFB for storage. Oct. 1964, dropped from USAF inv by transfer to Civil Air Patrol, Louisiana as tail number 12260. 1974 aircraft transferred to private ownership. 1985 transferred to private owner. 1988 transferred to present owner. Full ground… More

Julie Clark’s T-34 Mentor

Julie Clark’s T-34 Mentor

History: First flown in 1949, the Mentor was demonstrated by famed acrobatic pilots Bev Howard and Betty Skelton at the Cleveland Airshow. The T-34 eventually won a long competition to determine a new trainer, but Walter Beech did not live to see production. He died of a heart attack in 1950. The T-34 went into… More

Mark & Carolyn’s Beech T-34B Mentor

History: Navy trainer for 3 years at Saufley Field. Then Georgia forestry patrol for 20 years. Went to N. Carolina and sat for a few years before being dis-assembled and shipped to a college in Michigan. We bought it in pieces in 2003 and spent 3 1/2 years restoring it. First flight was in October… More

John Rippinger’s Beech T-34A Mentor

John Rippinger’s Beech T-34A Mentor

History: Airplane was purchased in 2002 from Barry Rabosky. Top Specifications Registration Number Date of Manufacture N53BR 1953 Aircraft Role Nickname Trainer Mentor Aircraft Type: Wingspan: Beechcraft T-34 Mentor 32 feet 10 inches Overall length: Empty weight: 25 feet 10 inches 2055 US pounds Gross weight: Fuel capacity: 2900 pounds 50 Gallons Oil capacity Engine… More

Dave Guggemos T-34A

Dave Guggemos T-34A

History: Built in Canada by Canadian Car & Foundry (34-95)in 1953, served with the US Air Force until 1960. Then transfered through the Military Assistance Program to Indonesia. Recovered from Indonesia in the mid 1990′s. Restoration from 1997 to 2007. Top Specifications Registration Number Date of Manufacture N834G May 1953 Aircraft Role Nickname Trainer Mentor… More

Tim Kolp’s T-34B

Tim Kolp’s T-34B

History: The Navy accepted BG-279 in November 1965 at Pensacola, Fl. She spent her career at Pensacola, Fl from 1956 until August 1970. As a primary trainer, she conducted 4 tours of duty logging, 7,461 hours of flying, and had approximately 28,950 landings. In November 1970, she was transferred to Davis Monthan AFB, “The Bone… More