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Want to know the difference between the T67 Firefly and Extra 300?

T67 Firefly
Extra 300

Aircraft Primary Use

Aerobatic training aircraft built for the military to train pilots before moving onto fast jets.  They were used by the RAF between 1995 and 2010, and are still currently in use by several air forces round the world.  Prince Harry flew his first solo in a T67! 

The T67 Firefly has a tricycle undercarriage with one wheel on the nose and two behind on the wings.  Unusually for side-by-side light aircraft, T67M260s were produced to be flown solo from the right-hand seat to allow student pilots to immediately get used to the left-hand throttle found in most military aircraft.

Flight Experiences Available

Top Gun
Fly with a Fighter Pilot
Space Flight Experience
Formation Aerobatics
Air Combat Programme
 

Car Equivalent

Ferrari 458

Maximum g-force

+6g/-3g
 

Aerobatic Manoeuvres possible

Loop, aileron roll, stall turn, barrel roll, Cuban 8, slow roll, Split 'S'...

Max Speed

195 knots (224 mph)

Max Rate of Climb

1400 feet/minute

Engine

260 bhp Lycoming Flat 6.  Max Take Off Weight 1157kg.

Seating Position

Side by Side

Max. Weight of Student

17 stone or 108kg

Max. Height of Student

6ft 5" or 1.96m

 

Aircraft Primary Use

Built solely for the world of unlimited competition aerobatics and air displays, this is the two-seat version of those aircraft used in the Red Bull Air Races.

The Extra300 is a taildragger, with 2 wheels at the front and 1 on the tail.

The Extra300 represents the peak of aerobatic design and can fly amazing gyroscopic "tumbling" manoeuvres and can also produce "smoke".

Flight Experiences Available

Ultimate Aerobatics
Utter Nutter
Money Can't Buy VIP Days
Air Displays

 

Car Equivalent

Formula 1 Racing Car

Maximum g-force

+10g/-10g without student
+8g/-8g with a student

Aerobatic Manoeuvres possible

EVERYTHING!

Max Speed

220 knots (253mph)

Max Rate of Climb

3300 feet/minute - close to vertical!

Engine

300 bhp Lycoming Flat 6.  Max Take-Off Weight 950kg

Seating Position

Student in front, instructor in rear

Max. Weight of Student

15 stone 7lbs or 98kg

Max. Height of Student

6ft 4" or 1.93m