The Taylorcraft B is an American light, single-engine, high-wing general aviation monoplane that was built by the Taylorcraft Aviation Corporation of Alliance, Ohio. The Model B was constructed in large numbers during the late 1930s and early 1940s and was available for delivery from the factory as a land plane and a floatplane. Like many light aircraft of its day, the fuselage is constructed of welded steel tubing and covered with doped aircraft fabric. The wings are braced using steel-tube struts.
There were many variations of the Taylorcraft B. Our example is a 1941 BC12-65 with a Continental A-65-8 engine.
Notable incidents – In November 2021 American YouTuber Trevor Jacob parachuted out of his Taylorcraft BL-65 while piloting it. The FAA deemed his actions intentional and reckless and revoked his pilot license.
|Aircraft Name||1941 Taylorcraft BC12-65|
|Max Speed||120 mph|
|Cruise Speed||90 mph|
|Empty Weight||800 - 810 lbs|
|Service Ceiling||17,000 ft|