The CT-4 is a widely loved aircraft that has trained many of the top military pilots over the past decades. Through the incorporation of modern avionics this aircraft has transformed into a proven agile and robust fully aerobatic (+6G to -3G) aircraft which remains at the forefront of ab initio military trainer aircraft.
The CT-4 is a two side-by-side seater, single engine, low wing, all metal monoplane with fixed tricycle undercarriage that is able to operate in VFR and IFR conditions.
The CT-4E model of the aircraft, with its well proven and powerful 300 shp Lycoming engine and three bladed propeller, provides a very capable aircraft which challenges the students while also being a forgiving platform. With the incorporation of an EFIS system into the aircraft it is at the forefront of high-performance trainer aircraft while retaining its legacy as a robust aircraft with low maintenance and operating costs.
Known for its light, well balanced and instantly positive handling characteristics the CT-4 is the ideal platform for straight through airline pilot training and basic military training. In the later role it can provide a highly effective lower cost lead-in to the more powerful turbo-prop trainers such as the Beechcraft T-6B Texan II and the Pilatus PC-21 aircraft as part of an integrated training solution.