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Are There Still Any JT12 Powered Jetstars Flying?  
User currently offline747400sp From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3301 posts, RR: 2
Posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 3033 times:

The USN still use JT12 on there Rockwell Saberliners training jets. Seeing this, got me to wondering, are there still some JT12 powered Lockheed Jetstars flying today?

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User currently offlineFlighty From United States of America, joined Apr 2007, 8200 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 3016 times:

I have looked into this, and the answer seems to be no (from photographs, probably the best source for this question).

But it will be interesting if anyone has seen a Jetstar I with these small engines still flying. The Jetstar was just an amazing craft in its day (circa 1964 when it starred in James Bond: Goldfinger).


User currently offlineDashTrash From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 1438 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 2976 times:

I saw a Pratt powered Jetstar at Houston Hobby back in 2002 or 2003. I think there also might be one being parted out at AVMATS at SUS.

Other than those, all the ones I've seen have Garrett Grenades on them.


User currently offlineCF6PPE From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 339 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 2951 times:

Quoting 747400sp (Thread starter):
The USN still use JT12 on there Rockwell Saberliners training jets.

I was at a Blue Angels air show practice at Pensacola in July 2006. Prior to the Blue Angels show, a number of the T-39 Navy navigation trainers took off for their training exercise. The retired naval folks hosting the show told us that these Saberliner trainers were being piloted by retired naval aviator contractors.

I had worked on the JT12's as a PWA research engineer (East Hartford) in the mid-sixties and remembered the JT12 whine (about 16,100 rpm) at takeoff power.

Thanks for bringing up one of my 40+ year old memories....


User currently offlineFlighty From United States of America, joined Apr 2007, 8200 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 2866 times:

Good news!

It looks like Mexico Government still operates this one.


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Photo © Hidemi Bustamante Prudente - Aerolmagenes de Mexico



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Shown operating in early 2007.

[Edited 2007-08-26 05:46:20]

[Edited 2007-08-26 05:47:34]

User currently offlineCrownvic From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 1795 posts, RR: 5
Reply 5, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 2825 times:

Up until recently, there was a private one (forgot the reg #) operating into LAS from Mexico, so my guess is, yes, there are some flying, especially on the Mexican registry. Whether any remain on the USCAR, I do not know...

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