Maxwell Air Force Base in Montgomery County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
Cessna T-41A “Mescalero”
The Cessna T-41 was derived from a standard Cessna Model 172 light aviation aircraft. Between 1965 and 1969 the USAF purchased 211 T-41A variants "off the shelf" for the preliminary flight screening of pilot candidates; another 52 T-41C variants were obtained in 1968-69 for use by the Air Force Academy. The T-41 also saw service in the U.S. Army, and large numbers were exported to friendly nations under the Military Assistance Program.
This T-41A aircraft (AF Ser. 67-14977) was built in the spring of 1967 at Cessna's factory in Wichita, Kansas. Accepted by the USAF on 2 June 1968, it was initially assigned to the 3515th Pilot Training Wing (later redesignated as the 19th Flying Training Wing), then an Air Training Command organization stationed at Craig AFB, Selma, Alabama. In April 1973, it was transferred to the USAF Officer Training School (OTS) at Lackland AFB, San Antonio, Texas, where it remained until August 1991, when it was reassigned to Lackland's 12th Flying Training Wing. Two years later, it was handed over to the Aero Club at Maxwell AFB, Montgomery, Alabama. For the next twelve years, club members flew it for pleasure, and to gain experience in the air. Declared surplus in August 2005, the airplane was removed from the USAF inventory in January 2007. It was installed on Maxwell AFB's OTS campus in May,
Length: 26 ft 11 in
Height: 8 ft 10 in
Span: 35 ft 8 in
Maximum Speed: 139 mph
Maximum Takeoff Weight: 2,300 lbs
Range: 720 miles
Service Ceiling: 13,100 ft
This aircraft is on loan from the National Museum of the United States Air Force
Erected 2010 by United States Air Force.
Location. 32° 23.115′ N, 86° 21.273′ W. Marker is in Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama, in Montgomery County. Touch for map. Marker and aircraft are on the Officer Training School campus. Marker is in this post office area: Montgomery AL 36112, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Thunderbirds (a few steps from this marker); General Larry D. Welch (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Maj. Gen. Claire L. Chennault / Three Men on a Flying Trapeze (approx. 0.3 miles away); Wright Brothers Flying School (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Air Corps Tactical School (approx. half a mile away); Lister Hill Center (approx. half Boeing B-52D "Stratofortress" (approx. half a mile away); McDonnell RF-101C "Voodoo" (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Maxwell Air Force Base.
Also see . . .
1. T-41A/C Mescalero. (Submitted on April 16, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Cessna Skyhawk. (Submitted on April 16, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 16, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 568 times since then and 69 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on April 16, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.