Model 16 Fleet Finch Comanche Peak Sponsor Group

Description:

During WWII, our aircraft carried RCAF serial number 4456 and served as an Elementary Flight Training aircraft at three different bases: Central Flying School, Trenton Ontario, #22 Elementary Flying School, L'Ancienne-Lorette, Quebec, and #11 Elementary Flying School, Cap-de-la-Madeleine, Quebec. In RCAF service from October 1940 through September 1943 it was known as a Finch II. Like all good primary trainers, it was rugged, inexpensive, and saw hard service.

Base:

Comanche Peak Sponsor Group
Granbury Regional Airport, Granbury, Texas

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Model 16 Specs
Role
Manufacturer Fleet Aircraft
Introduced 1939
Produced 1939-1941
Power 1 × Kinner B-5 five-cylinder radial piston engine, 125 hp
Length 21 ft 8 in
Height 7 ft 9 in
Wingspan 28 ft 0 in
Range 300 miles

During WWII, our aircraft carried RCAF serial number 4456 and served as an Elementary Flight Training aircraft at three different bases: Central Flying School, Trenton Ontario, #22 Elementary Flying School, L'Ancienne-Lorette, Quebec, and #11 Elementary Flying School, Cap-de-la-Madeleine, Quebec. In RCAF service from October 1940 through September 1943 it was known as a Finch II. Like all good primary trainers, it was rugged, inexpensive, and saw hard service.

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