YouTube - PAC CT-4
pilot + student
23 ft. 5 in.
PCA CT-4 Airtrainer aircraft, similar to the ones used by the Red Checkers Royal New Zealand Air Force aerobatic team through 2015, have been training pilots since 1973. PAC stands for Pacific Aerospace Corp. While a light wing loading and ample power to weight makes the PAC CT-4 easy to fly, it has the strength to deal with the handling of student pilots and be successful as a training aircraft. The aircraft is certified for aerobatics with limits of +6.0g to -3.0g.
Pilots like the PAC CT-4 because it is forgiving and easy to handle. Grounds crews like the aircraft because of its reliability and ease of maintenance.
The PAC CT-4 is IFR certified and an ideal aircraft for instrument training. Students who have mastered flying the PAC CT-4 can easily transition to higher performance, more advanced aircraft.
A total of over 150 PAC CT-4 aircraft of all types were built before production ended in 2008.