Cirrus T-53Item Number: 742
Cirrus T-53 Kadet airplane model. The Cirrus Aircraft T-53A is a small, single engine aircraft at the Academy that replaced the leased fleet of Diamond DA-40 T-52s in the spring of 2012. The Powered Flight Program is an academic program to integrate character training with flight operations to develop leadership and airmanship skills in future Air Force officers. It is not a pre-pilot training flight screening program. The value of the purchase is approximately $6.1 million. The T-53 is slightly larger than the T-52 and has a slightly higher horsepower engine. The first T-53 arrived on station in June 2011, and the last two of 25 arrived in May of 2012.
Mahogany wood. Scale: 1/32. Wingspan 14 1/2 inches, Length 9 1/2 inches.