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 Post subject: Re: Cessna Super Tweet
PostPosted: 21 Oct 2021, 11:28 
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The jet was down for 21 months and the owner took advantage of that to get a lot of little things done.

This past weekend, we took it flying and it flew great. Five total flights with no maintenance squawks.

It has a 14,000 lbs max gross weight, but with two pilots, full tips, and empty pylons, the jet only weighs 9100 lbs... with about 5,500 lbs of thrust from the J-85's.

It is a lot of fun. And the owner has done a magnificent job of bring back a unique piece of American aviation history.


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 Post subject: Re: Cessna Super Tweet
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Well, if there are only 2 flying in the US, here's the second one. Easy platform to fly formation off of.

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 Post subject: Re: Cessna Super Tweet
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Here is 921 when we were working on it a few weeks back. Such a gorgeous bird :drool:

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Mark,
Please pass on to the owner that I have some 100 gallon drop tanks available like the ones pictured. I also have the other style with the curved nose section. Both types were used on the A37s and are completely interchangeable. I used to mod them and sell them to the DOS for use on OV10 Broncos and also overhauled them.
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 Post subject: Re: Cessna Super Tweet
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Well, if there are only 2 flying in the US, here's the second one. Easy platform to fly formation off of.


Robert, what makes one plane easier to fly formation on than another plane?


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 Post subject: Re: Cessna Super Tweet
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Well, if there are only 2 flying in the US, here's the second one. Easy platform to fly formation off of.


Robert, what makes one plane easier to fly formation on than another plane?


In this case, the Tweet is speed compatible with the T28, no prop wash, nice size (I've flown with some smaller planes and it just takes a while to get used to the sight picture). Dissimilar formation brings its own set of challenges, but flying off the wing of the Tweet was pretty straightforward.

The only downside is the side by side cockpit which made seeing hand signals from the pilot more challenging than with tandem seat airplanes.

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 Post subject: Re: Cessna Super Tweet
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Well, if there are only 2 flying in the US, here's the second one. Easy platform to fly formation off of.

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Never saw/heard of an A-37 without tip tanks. Is there a story there? What happens to the already low endurance/range?


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Well, if there are only 2 flying in the US, here's the second one.

That is not an A-37, but rather a T-37 (with a Vietnam-era A-37 paint scheme).

Little if any of the parts are interchangeable, and the A-37 has a max gross weight about double the T-37's, and over 2.5 times the thrust.

The other A-37 is based in Colorado and is an A-model. I don't think it has flown in at least 3 years.


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Well, if there are only 2 flying in the US, here's the second one.

That is not an A-37, but rather a T-37 (with a Vietnam-era A-37 paint scheme).


My bad - don’t realize we were just talking A37s! The plane I showed definitely is a T.

Actually it was just an excuse to post some cool pics ;)

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