T-34 Mentor was a military trainer aircraft derived from the Beechcraft Bonanza. The primary mission of the T-34C is to provide primary flight training for student pilots attached to the Chief of Naval Air Training. As a secondary mission, approximately 10% of the aircraft provide pilot proficiency and other aircraft support services to AIRLANT, AIRPAC, and NAVAIR "satellite sites" operated throughout CONUS. The first T-34C Turbo-Mentor began student training in January 1978.
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