Sitting on the platform, being beautiful. Thirty years ago a massive fleet of very active Turbo Mentors was in use with the US Navy for basic aircraft flying. This aircraft was withdrawn from use by September 2011 and replaced by the T-6 Texan II.
T-34C Turbo Mentor, once the basic aircraft trainer for the US Navy. Now replaced by the Raytheon T-6 Texan II. This 160521 is dumped at a remote location at NAS Corpus Christi. It was seen there for the last time in November 2010. The BuNo was stricken of charge of US Navy inventory on 16 September 2009.