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T-44C Pegasus

Aircraft Profile

T-44C Pegasus

The T-44C "Pegasus" aircraft is a twin-engine, pressurized, fixed-wing monoplane manufactured by Beech Aircraft Corporation, Wichita, Kansas. The aircraft is used for advanced turboprop aircraft training and for intermediate E2/C2 (carrier based turboprop aircraft) training at the Naval Air Station, Corpus Christi, Texas.

The T-44C is powered by two 550 shaft horsepower PT6A-34B turboprop engines manufactured by Pratt & Whitney of Canada. The aircraft is equipped with deicing and anti-icing systems and was recently upgraded with the Rockwell Collins Pro Line 21 glass avionics suite. The T-44C is the premiere multi-engine training aircraft for the U.S. Armed Forces. Equipped with digital displays and an integrated Flight Management System, the T-44C provides future aviators with the platform to learn the advanced skills their future fleet aircraft demand.

Date DeployedFirst operational flight, April 1977
Length35.5 ft (10.82 m)
Height14.25 ft (4.34 m)
Wingspan50.25 ft (15.32 m)
Weight, Empty6,246 lbs (2,833 kg)
Weight, Max Takeoff9,650 lbs (4,377 kg)
Ceiling31,300 ft
Range, Max1,300 nautical mi (2,407.6 km)
Airspeed, Max245 knots; 281.94 mph (453.74 kph)
CrewThree (instructor pilot, two student pilots)
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