Beech Musketeer, CAF 134235

  • Status: On display

    Your First Flight in a Trainer

    The Beech Model 23 was manufactured from 1961 until about 1980 under various names – ‘Sierra’, ‘Sundowner’, ‘Sport’ and ‘Musketeer’. It served the general aviation market with a small, relatively inexpensive aircraft for private recreational flying. It was comparable in performance and cost to the Cessna, Piper, Grumman and other light airplanes.

    The Musketeer CAF 134235 was used by the Canadian Armed Forces as a primary trainer for student pilots. It served in that capacity from 1981 until 1992 at CFB Portage la Prairie, Manitoba.

    Specifications

    • Wingspan: 9.98 m (32′ 9″)
    • Length: 7.85 m (25′ 9″)
    • Height: 2.50 m (8′ 3″)
    • Gross Weight: 1,111 kg (2,450 lbs)
    • Engines: 180 hp Lycoming O-360
    • Cruise Speed: 233 km/h (145 mph)
    • Max. Range: 1,110 km (690 miles)

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