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Pacific Aerospace Corporation CT4


The Pacific Aerospace Corporation CT/4 is a NZ built, basic trainer designed in the early 1970s.  The design evolved from the Australian Victa Aircruiser but had a 2-seat cockpit with the instructor and student sitting side by side and an optional third seat in the rear.  A jettisonable, rearward hinged lifting canopy was installed as well.

The CT/4s were purchased by the RNZAF in 1976 for the central flying school (replacing the war time Harvards) training hundreds of kiwi airforce pilots until 2014 when the type was replaced by the Beechcraft T-6 Texan II.

The CT/4 on display (ZK-DGY) was built in 1972 and is the first prototype of the production model.

Country of Origin: New Zealand
Engine: Continental IO-360-H-B9B, 210hp flat-six piston engine
Length: 7.06m (23ft 2in)
Height: 2.59m (26ft 0in)
Wing Span: 7.06m (23ft 2in)
Maximum Speed: 178mph (286kmh or 155 knots)
Range: 884 miles (1422km)
Service Ceiling: 18,200ft (5,550m)
Armament: Nil

Rolls Royce Avon

Turbo Jet

Country of Origin: United Kingdom
Engine: Two-stage Axial flow turbo jet. Thrust range: 12,690 lbf (56.4 kN) dry, 16,360 lbf (72.8 kN) with reheat.
Top Speed:


Ryan STM S-2

Sport Aircraft & Trainer

Country of Origin: United States of America
Engine: LOM Prague M332A, 140 Hp straight 4 | Originals: Menasco C4 125 Hp inverted straight 4
Top Speed:


North American T-6 Harvard

Advanced Trainer

Country of Origin: United States of America
Engine: Pratt & Whitney R-1340 Wasp, 600 Hp Radial Engine
Top Speed: 355 Km/h, 209 MPH, 181 Knots



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