Slingsby T67 Firefly
1981
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Slingsby T67 Firefly

In 1980 Slingsby Engineering UK acquired rights to licence build the Fournier RF-6 two 'side-by-side' seat basic trainer. The purpose of this move was to furnish the British military with a basic trainer, although the ownership remains civil. Indeed, most T67 sales have been associated with the military, although some have gone to commercial/airline flying schools. More than 260 examples of this fixed tricycle undercarriage light aeroplane have been produced with varying powerplants, and later versions are constructed from composite materials. Other military operators of the type include China and Jordan.


Specification 
 CREW1-2
 PASSENGERS2
 ENGINE1 x Textron Lycoming AEIO-540-D4A4 piston engine
 WEIGHTS
    Take-off weight975 kg2150 lb
 DIMENSIONS
    Wingspan10.60 m35 ft 9 in
    Length7.60 m25 ft 11 in
    Height2.40 m8 ft 10 in
    Wing area13.00 m2139.93 sq ft
 PERFORMANCE
    Max. speed361 km/h224 mph
    Ceiling4000 m13100 ft
    Range753 km468 miles

Comments
Nigel Pengelly, 14.09.2017

I FLEW IN THIS TYPE FROM SHERWOOD FLYING CLUB AT NOTTINGHAM.IT WAS LIKE COMPARING A PORCHE WITH A MINI!

Freddie Charlesworth, 02.03.2016

Had my first ever flying lesson in a T67. A great aircraft that has some amemense power and ability to pull some G's!

Ed Lisney, 21.10.2012

I have about 50 hours on various Marks, mostly the T67M with the 160 h.p. injected, inverted oil system, engine. The Specification above is WRONG - the seating, space available, weight and balance, MTOW, etc., only allow for 2 persons maximum occupancy i.e. Single pilot or 2 flight crew total; (1 pilot and 1 pax) or, more likely, 1 instructor and 1 student pilot; in side-by-side seating. I never knew that this type was operated by CHINA. I remember G-DLTA and G-BONU - thanks P.L. Such a shame what happened with the T-3!

Dave Chalmers, 14.11.2011

I learnt to fly in a T67 at Lancashire Aero Club, Barton Manchester !!

Sumer Yamaner, 05.01.2011

My PPL training was on a T67M200. It is a very nice and powerful bird.

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