Flight in a Harvard Mk IV was performed at Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum (CWHM) – John C. Munro Hamilton Int. Airport.
- Engine start
- Taxiing to RWY
- Engine Run-Up
- There is a very simple stick 🙂
- Take Off
- Passage over the museum
- Leaving airport’s terminal zone
- Steep turns
- Flight with the open canopy
- Your turn the control
- I have the control or real Harvard flight experience!
- Decreasing altitude for the airport’s terminal zone
- Over the museum again
- After the flight
Why North American Harvard Mk. IV?
I lived in Republic of Sakha (Yakutua) and was interested in ALSIB (Alaska-Siberian Lend-Lease route). During World War II ALSIB was used for ferrying American aircraft for soviet pilots. T-6 Texans, the analog of Harvard IV, were ferried on this route and was used as a military trainer.
I am a pilot student (PPL) and it is not my first flight… During the flight on the Harvard MK IV I tried to imagine myself in the place of those pilots who ferried such aircraft along ALSIB route… Thousands of miles over deserted taiga, no good and reliable navigation…
Thanks a lot to Mr Andy Dobson, a pilot of CWHM and ground crew for helping me with this video recording!