By lex, on March 2nd, 2010
T-28 Trojan was an outgoing primary trainer when I started flight school. It hosted a Wright R-1820-86 Cyclone radial engine with 1,425 hp under the cowl, and was thought to be a real handful for your first flyer. You could volunteer for T-28s, but I went with the simpler T-34 as more sedate and “jet-like.”
Photo Courtesy of FlightAware.com
Trojan students told us that if you reached the airplane for preflight and it wasn’t leaking oil, the machine was down.
It could only mean that there was no oil left.