PT-1 Trusty trainer

Consolidated PT-1 Trusty
It is a sign of how deep post WWI cutbacks were that the Air Service did not purchase large numbers of aircraft again until the Consolidated PT-1 appeared in 1925. Nicknamed the Trusty thanks to its dependability and strong welded steel tube framework, the PT-1 was evolved out of the Dayton-Wright TW-3 and was used to train thousands of airmen through the early 1930s.

PT-1 Trusty photo