Tag Archives: trainer aircraft

Hunting-Percival Jet Provost T.3 / BAC Strikemaster

The BAC Strikemaster is the same aircraft as a Jet Provost (the piston version being recorded elsewhere in this blog). As a militarised trainer, the aircraft looks very aerobatic in display. Powered by a Rolls-Royce Viper Mk.535 turbojet producing 3,410 lbf (15.2 kN). Doing a bit of digging around using the aircraft serial number, this […]

Ryan PT-22 Recruit, 2nd August 2009

Another recording of the pair of PT-22 Recruits based at Old Warden. I was contact by a guy from the US who actually flies one of these in his spare time asking for me to send him some recordings, which of course I have. The PT-22 Recruit was the first trainer aircraft to be used […]

North American Harvard Trainers

Sound of a pair of Harvard trainers chasing around Old Warden. Harvards have a very particular sound as like a Stearman there is no gearing between the engine and propeller which consequently moves very fast, with the propeller tips breaking the speed of sound as they turn.

Fiat G.46 3B

The flight of a Fiat G.46 (G-BBII). Not seen or heard one before or since, so I presume quote rare. The one recorded was painted in camoflauge Recorded at Little Gransden in 2008. The Fiat G.46 was a military trainer developed in Italy shortly after World War II powered by a single Alfa Romeo 115ter […]

BAe Hawk Trainer

Hot off the press this afternoon, a 30 second clip from a BAe Hawk flying low and fast at Old Warden. The recording was quite loud but not as loud as some of the piston powered aircraft this afternoon (the Hawker Tomtit for example). I usually record with about 20db of headroom and had plenty […]

Focke-Wulf Fw 44 Stieglitz Old Warden

Sound recording of the Focke-Wulf Fw 44 based at Old Warden. The Stieglitz (“Goldfinch”) is German inter-war bi-plane trainer comparable with the de Havilland Tiger Moth or Boeing Stearman. Powered by a single Siemens Sh 14 A-4 7-cylinder radial engine producing 118 kW at 2,100 rpm (160 hp). Recording made on 3rd May 2009. The […]

Hunting Jet Provost

Recording of a Hunting Jet Provost trainer aircraft. Powered by a single Armstrong Siddeley Viper turbojet The BAC Jet Provost (originally built by Hunting Percival) was a British jet-powered trainer aircraft used by the Royal Air Force (RAF) from 1955 to 1993. In the 1950s the RAF issued a requirement for a new dedicated jet […]