Air Platforms

Ecuador retires last Turbo Mentors

08 May 2018

After 40 years, one of the main trainers of the Ecuadorian Air Force was retired from service on 4 May.

The last Beechcraft T-34C Turbo Mentor was retired from service at the Escuela Superior Militar de Aviación “Cosme Rennella B.” in Salinas. A total of 18 aircraft were purchased and entered service on 8 December 1977, but in the last years only a couple of the final seven in the inventory were serviceable.

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