Beech YT-34-BH Mentor   0735


                                            50-735 was one of three prototype Mentors.  This particular one has been preserved and is
                                            displayed at the Castle AFB Museum in California.   Designed by Walter Beech as a private
                                            venture it went on the become the ab initio trainer of choice for both the US Air Force and
                                            Navy in the 1950s, being finally replaced by the Cessna T-37 a decade later. When its military
                                            days were done Mentors found considerable favor in the civilian market and many of them are
                                            flying today, mostly, of course, all dolled up as "warbirds".