Saturday , 17 February 2018

Flight Manuals and W&B

There are the USAF "Dash One" and the US Navy "NATOPS" manuals that contain tons of information about the T-34, but these are NOT the officially recognized flight manuals by the FAA. Generated back before the days of word processors and lawsuits, short and sweet they are. Someone once passed on a T-34 NATOPS flight manual; it is here for your enjoyment.

Link Date Description
A45 2/22/52 Beech Model A45 Technical Description
D45 1/07/67 Standard Aircraft Characteristics T-34B
TO 1T-34A-1 (PDF 41MB) 2/10/58 USAF T-34 "Dash 1". Though not an approved FAA flight manual, this document has tons of information that any T-34A pilot should be familiar with. This is a large document, 41MB,  so download it only if you really want it.
TO 1T-34A-(CL) 1-1 (PDF 7MB) 7/1/60 T-34A Pilot's Condensed Flight Crew Check List

T-34B NATOPS Flight Manual

(PDF 24.8MB)

3/1/81 NATOPS Flight Manual, Navy Model T-34B Aircraft, NAVAIR 01-90KDB-1. Like the T-34A "Dash-1" this is not an FAA-approved flight manual, but has tons of information on the T-34B aircraft.

T-34B NATOPS Pilot's Pocket Checklist

(PDF 5.9MB)

3/1/81 A condensed pocket reference of the NATOPS Flight Manual, Navy Model T-34B Aircraft, NAVAIR 01-90KDB-1. Has a few more cool items that are not in the NATOPS like Bingo profiles, ground run and landing distance charts.

Flight Training Instructions (FTI) T-34B

(PDF 6.5MB)

3/6/61 This is from the old Naval Air Basic Training Command cira 1961. It's Volume 1 of the Primary Phase. Chop, prop, 110, drop!

FAA T-34A Flight Manual (PDF 386KB)

12/8/61 FAA-approved flight manual for T-34A. Part No. 45-590177. Created September 21, 1953. Revised December 8, 1961.
FAA T-34B Flight Manual (PDF 601KB) 3/8/60 FAA-approved flight manual for T-34B. Part No. 115090-10. Created March 8, 1960.
FAA A/C Spec 5A3 Rev 26 (PDF 40KB) 3/26/2007 FAA Aircraft Specification 5A3 Revision 26, dated March 26, 2007. Weight and balance info for Beech 45 (YT-34), A45 (T-34A & B-45), and D45 (T-34B). Only change from Rev25 appears to be name change from "Raytheon Aircraft Company" to "Hawker Beechcraft Corporation".


2/1/00 The T-34C (TurboMentor) NATOPS flight manual in PDF form that someone passed along once upon a time. I'm sure it doesn't have the latest changes. This document is "searchable" That is, it is not just a "snapshot" of each page of the book. I'd like to have the A and B manuals up here in similar form some day. It's pretty big: 20 MB (megabytes).

T-34C Instrument Panel

(JPG 700KB)


A fairly detailed drawing (looks like a photograph) of the front cockpit (I think) instrument panel on a GPS-equipped T-34C. Resolution is 3000 x 2500.