PT-26 Indiana Wing
|Ranger 6-440-C5 6 cylinder inline; inverted 200 hp
|28 feet 8 inches
The Indiana Wing is the proud owner of a PT-26 Cornell, which was used during the period of WWII as a primary trainer with both the USAAF and the RCAF. N60535 was manufactured by Fleet Aircraft, Ltd., Fort Erie, Canada in December of 1944. After the war it passed through various owners until the Indiana Wing took possession of the aircraft in 1981. In 1986 the Cornell was removed from service for a total restoration, and in October of 1999 the PT-26 again took flight from the Mt. Comfort airport just east of Indianapolis where she had been undergoing restoration for the past 12 years.
Current Pilots/Sponsors Col. John Bennett Col. Bruce Cooper Col. Rich Quinnette Col. Dennis Schell Col. Laura Stants Col. Jerry Long Col. Tom Spielmann
The PT-26 is a PT-19A variant with enclosed cockpit for the Commonwealth Air Training Scheme, powered by a 200hp L-440-3, 670 built for the Royal Canadian Air Force as the Cornell I.