Riverside Airshow 2006
T-34 Mentor- Dragon Flight

The Beech T-34 Mentor (N341MR) was based on the popular Beech model 35 Bonanza. It was first built in 1948, but was not accepted into miltary service until 1953. It has excellent and forgiving  flight characteristics. Some foreign purchasers have equipped the Mentor to provide forward air control and tactical strike capabilities. Popular among warbird pilots and fans, there are about 120 of the original 1,300 built still airworthy. 

The shots below are "Dragon Flight", a group of US military veterans who fly these vintage trainers and make it look easy to fly in formation.

Riverside Airshow, 2006 Index