", "Aircraft Data XN458, 1960 Hunting P-84 Jet Provost T.3 C/N PAC/W/10137", "Jet Provost lands in Yorkshire pub beer garden", "Jet Provost: Hunting Percival's New Ab Initio Trainer.

Export version of the T3 (12 built for Ceylon, four built for Sudan, and six built for Kuwait). The only Jet Provost T2 to enter service with the RAAF, Taylor, John W.R. "Hunting Jet Provost and BAC 167.

The Jet Provost design was later developed into the popular and capable BAC Model 167 Strikemaster light attack jet, but even the Jet Provost was to be armed with two machine guns on the export versions of the aircraft, the T.Mk51, T.Mk52 and T.Mk 55. In October 1967, the new BAC Strikemaster took to the skies and so dawned a new era for the iconic design which started out as a private venture for Hunting Percival Aircraft over 15 years earlier. All fuel tankage is housed within the wings. A key feature for the era amongst the fittings in the cockpit is the Centralized Warning Panel, which alerts the pilots in the event of a number of unfavourable or hazardous conditions being detected, such as icing conditions, fire, and oxygen failure. [13] The high-flying capabilities of the Jet Provost necessitated the addition of an oxygen system in the cockpit, which was unpressurised on early production aircraft. 1, No. [12] The dual flight controls employs conventional manually-controlled flight control surfaces via a cable-and-tie rod arrangement.

Fuel burn is 600 litres of Jet A1 per hour. The P.84 Jet Provost prototype (XD674) first flew at Luton on 26th June 1954 with Dick Wheldon at the controls. •The opportunity to help maintain and support a rare British warbird flying in the UK, •The opportunity to fly into airshows and events around the UK.

There are 19 Jet Provost's on the British civil register as of February 2014 with a similar number still flying worldwide.

Amongst the changes made was an overall smoothening of the fuselage lines, hydraulic systems being substituted for pneumatic counterparts, and the addition of a dorsal fillet; the new model was designated as the Jet Provost T2.

2 Flying Training School at RAF Hullavington, the RAF formally accepted the type in 1957. It was armed with two 7.7-mm (0.303-inch) machine guns. [21], Besides service with the RAF, the Jet Provost found success in export markets. The BAC Jet Provost is a dedicated jet-powered trainer aircraft; according to aviation publication Flight International, it has the distinction of being the first ab initio jet trainer to be standardised by any air force. A BAC Jet Provost Mk. Jet A1 normally hovers around 50p. Later flight testing at Boscombe Down refined some of the designs and in Febraury 1955 the first of 10 pre-production aircraft took to the air. Used for 'ab initio' jet training for the RAF and saw success on the export market. The T52 was another export version sold to Iraq, South Yemen, Sudan and Venezuela, with the same armament as the T51. After successful acceptance trials of the T1 during late 1955 at No. Variant with more powerful engine for the RAF. 198 T4's were built before a further engine upgrade and the addition of pressurisation saw the arrival of the T.5 which first flew on 28th February 1967. An emphasis was placed on flexibility, enabling use of the type throughout a range of training operations.

These developments encouraged the RAF to utilise the Jet Provost in a number of different roles besides basic training. Jet A1 is around 50p . I know because within the last 12 months I’ve both shopped for a MiG-21UTI (trainer) and obtained a Letter of Authorization (LoA) to legally fly one in the USA. Please see trail flight section of our website. [6], As a result of the results and responses produced from the trials performed using the pre-production aircraft, Hunting Percival proceeded to develop and incorporate several different improvements upon the design. Hunting Jet Provost T Mk1 assembly at Hunting Percival in Luton, Hunting Jet Provost T Mk5 RAF (XS231) air to air, Hunting Jet Provost T Mk4 RAF (XS231) low level flypast 16th March 1965, Copyright © 2020 BAE Systems. [9] The Jet Provost incorporates numerous features to support students during training. [6] On 1 September 1955, the first Jet Provost T2 made its first flight.

[6] Engine ignition is achieved via an electric starter system, the engine controls have been described as being of a conventional nature.[9]. -Fuel burn 600l JET A1 per hour. So £300 per hour ish WET rate -Landing £48. The T4 carried an improved Viper ASV.11 power unit and it was very quickly adopted into RAF service by the key training facilities at Cranwell, Little Rissington, Linton-on-Ouse as well as RAF Leeming and RAF Ackington.

4 Cold War era trainer that previously served with No 1 Tactical Weapons Group at RAF Brawdy has hit the market.

[22] Following a six-month evaluation period, the RAAF ultimately decided to retain the de Havilland Vampire to fulfill its requirements for a jet-powered trainer, and later replaced its Vampires with the Italian-built Aermacchi MB-326 during the late 1960s instead. It costs both more and less than you’d guess.

Pilots are able to purchase shares in a Jet Provost Mk3A aircraft based at Durham Tees Valley .G-BVEZ  XM 479 at a cost of £3500.

[19] Air is fed to the engine by a pair of ram-air intakes set on either side of the aircraft's forward fuselage connected via sharply-curving ducts to converge just forward of the engine itself. [2] In total, 201 T3s were delivered between 1958 and 1962.

Where possible, all components used were designed to maximized interchangeability and to conform with international standardization; a total of 49 service panels across the aircraft's exterior provides access for maintenance and servicing. [18] All fuel tankage is housed within the wings. ", The Jet Provost File: Individual RAF service histories, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=BAC_Jet_Provost&oldid=966704872, Short description is different from Wikidata, Articles with unsourced statements from April 2016, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, mostly retired, some examples flown privately.

[3] At the time, the company in the process of establishing mass production for the earlier piston-engined Percival Provost basic trainer, but had anticipated that demand for a jet-powered trainer aircraft would be on the horizon.

It was built as a private venture by Hunting Percival Aircraft Limited at Luton Airport. Our (not for profit) syndicate is the cheapest jet group in the UK and very likely the world. ", "Powered Aircraft, Gliders & Aircraft Cockpit Sections. [3] Percival built a single example, which was used purely for structural tests throughout the development stages, giving the designers valuable research into what could be achieved with the basic design. Jet Provost T4, 'XS186' is preserved in ground runnable condition at the Metheringham Airfield Visitor Centre in Lincolnshire, England.

2 FTS, located at RAF Syerston, during June 1959, when deliveries commenced from the Hunting Aircraft factory at Luton airport. In 1957 Hunting Percival received their first tangiable success for Jet Provost when a production order was received for 40 T3 aircraft with the increased power Armstrong Siddeley Viper engiine, ejector seats and a revised undercarriage arrangement. Our (not for profit) syndicate is the cheapest jet group in the UK and very likely the world. Private venture trial variant of the T4 with a Viper 522 engine. Operators of the T5 included the RAFs Central Flying School and No. The Jet Provost was initially developed as a jet engine modification of the piston-engine P.56 Provost, retaining to original wing structure mated to a new fuselage.

If you have any additions or corrections then please contact us via email - All images BAE Systems / Ron Smith copyright unless otherwise shown. The Jet Provost proved to be a capable trainer, being used in the ab initio Basic Trainer role from the outset (pilots progressed to the de Havilland Vampire and later the Folland Gnat for Advanced Jet Training). With a top speed of 440 mph, excellent maneuverability, mechanical reliability and low operating costs, the Jet Provost was utilized as an aerobatic aircraft, air warfare and tactical weapons training as well as advanced training. When I was flying it 5 or 6 years ago the fuel price was about 40-50p per litre and I was usually £350-£400 an hour inc landing fees which were about £50 per landing at Newcastle, probably more by now.

[11] It features a side-by-side seating arrangement, both positions being fitted with duplicated flight controls and instrumentation, which is well suited to the pupil-instructor pairing.