Aero L-39 Albatros

A Czech Air Force L-39C (photo from Wikipedia)

The Aero L-39 Albatros was developed in Czechoslovakia as a principal training aircraft and is the most widely used jet trainer in the world. It has been operated by forty different countries around the world.  It has flown combat missions in a light attack role, equipped, at times, with a single cannon and up to 626 lb. of stores on external hardpoints.

  • Powerplant: 1 x Ivchenko AI-25TL turbofan, 3,792 lbf
  • Maximum speed: 466 mph @ 16,400 feet
  • Range:  683 miles (internal fuel); 1087 miles (internal + external)
  • Service ceiling:  36,100 ft
  • First flight: 4 November 1968
  • Number built: 2,900
  • Produced:  1971-1996

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Our Albatros

N6380L (Member Owned)

Owner: Doug Ghivan

Owner: Doug Ghivan

  • Manufacturer:  Aero
  • Model:  L-39 Albatros
  • Year Built:  1983
  • Construction Number:  332502
  • Engine Manufacturer and Model:  Ivchenko AL-25 Series

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