Cadet evolved from the earlier Avro Prefect and was a
smaller version of the Avro Tutor. Production was small
with only 105 Cadets being built total in the mid to late
1930’s. In England it was purchased and used mainly
by flying clubs. 34 were purchased by the Royal Australian
Air Force and shipped to Australia for use as Primary
Military trainers. Fully aerobatic and fitted with a fuel
system that allowed prolonged inverted flight, the Cadet
was a favorite performer at RAAF airshows.
To learn about the
personal history of our very own Avro "Cadet"
as well as comments from Kermit Weeks, please visit our
beautiful art deco facility and old-fashioned hangars.