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T-44 Pegasus trainer

 
Description
The T-44 is the Navy's advanced training aircraft for multi-engine turbo-prop pilot training.
 
Features
The T-44 "Pegasus" aircraft is a twin-engine, pressurized, Beech King Air B90 manufactured by Beech Aircraft Corporation, Wichita, Kansas. The aircraft is used for advanced turboprop aircraft training at the Naval Air Station, Corpus Christi, Texas. The aircraft is equipped with auto-pilot and anti-icing systems. The interior includes a seating arrangement for an instructor pilot (right seat), a student pilot (left seat), along with seating for up to three passengers. The aircraft is configured to allow a second student/observer to monitor all radio communications through an audio control panel that is installed in the aircraft cabin. The T-44 is powered by two 550 shaft horsepower (shp) PT6A-34B turboprop engines manufactured by Pratt & Whitney of Canada. The aircraft is maintained by Contractor Logistics Support (CLS), via a competitively awarded maintenance contract. The program is in post-production, with major avionics and wiring modifications in-work.
 
Point Of Contact
Naval Air Systems Command
PEO (T) Public Affairs Officer
47123 Buse Road, Bldg. 2272, Rm 454
Patuxent River, MD 20670-1547
(301) 757-7171
 
General Characteristics, Multi-engine aircraft trainer.
Contractor: Beech Aircraft Corporation.
Date Deployed: First operational flight, April 1977.
Propulsion: Two Pratt & Whitney PT-6A-34B engines; 550 shp each.
Length: 35 feet 6 inches (10.82 meters).
Height: 14 feet 3 inches (4.34 meters).
Wingspan: 50 feet 3 inches (15.32 meters).
Weight: Take-off maximum gross, 9,650 pounds (4,377 kg); empty 6,246 pounds (2,833 kg).
Airspeed: Max 245 knots; 281.94 miles per hour (453.74 km per hour).
Ceiling: 31,300 feet.
Range: Max 1,300 nautical miles (2,407.6 km).
Crew: Three (instructor pilot, two student pilots).
Armament: None.
 
Last Update: 4 October 2016