History of the CT/4A Air Trainer
In 1971, the Royal Australian Air Force had a requirement for a new aircraft to replace their current basic training aircraft - the CAC Winjeels. In 1973, 51 CT/4A trainers were delivered to the RAAF to be used as the basic air trainer at Point Cook airfield where Basic Flying Training School (BFTS) was located.
The CT/4's have proved to be a capable and effective basic trainer since first entering service with the RAAF. Today, the RAAF still currently use CT/4 trainers to provide basic training to all cadets beginning their flying training as an Army, Navy or Airforce pilot.
Performance and Specifications of the CT/4A
Seats: 2, side by side - Dual Control
Engine: 210Hp, 6 cylinder, IO-360-HB Continental
Empty Weight: 770Kg
Max Take Off Weight: 1180Kg
Max Cruising Speed: 163Kts / 302Km/hr
Aerobatic Loading: +6.0G / -3.0G