PT-19 Grass Profile

OUR MISSION IS TO EDUCATE, INSPIRE, AND HONOR THROUGH FLIGHT AND LIVING HISTORY EXPERIENCES.

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The Fairchild PT-19 is an American Fairchild Aircraft monoplane primary trainer aircraft. The PT-19 served with the United States Army Air Forces, RAF, and RCAF during World War II.

Our PT-19 was built in 1942 and was used as a WASP training aircraft in Texas and Oklahoma during the war. After WWII, the aircraft was sold a few times before it was disassembled and put into storage in 1950.  It was removed from storage in 2001 and returned to service in 2009.

 

In 2020, the Commemorative Air Force purchased the aircraft and it was assigned to our wing.  We are truly grateful to have it as a part of our fleet, especially with the rich history of it being a training aircraft for the Women Airforce Service Pilots.  

Specifications

  • Role:Trainer

  • Manufacturer: Fairchild

  • Introduced: 1940

  • Power:1 × Ranger L-440-3 6-cyl. inverted air-cooled in-line piston engine, 200 hp

  • Length: 28 ft 0 in

  • Height: 10 ft 6 in

  • Wingspan: 36 ft 0 in

  • Range: 348 nmi

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The mission:

Educate, Inspire and Honor is fulfilled by providing rides to Veterans and Kids free of charge.  Join us and help #63 complete it's mission!

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