Saab Saab-91 Safir

Trainer

Saab 91B Safir © Karsten Palt
Photo ©: Karsten Palt
The Saab 91 Safir is a single-engine three- or four-seat trainer aircraft produced by the Swedish manufacturer Saab AB, Svenska Aeroplan Aktiebolaget. Swedish Air Force (Flygvapnet) designation was SK 50.
The Saab 91 Safir shares many conceptual features with the Bücker Bü 181 Bestmann as it was designed by Anders J. Andersson who designed the Bücker Bestmann also.
Crew2
Passengers1 / 2
Propulsion1 Piston Engine
Engine ModelLycoming O-360-A1A
Engine Power134 kW180 hp
Speed267 km/h144 kts
  166 mph
Service Ceiling6.200 m20.341 ft
Range1.074 km580 NM
667 mi.
Empty Weight710 kg1.565 lbs
max. Takeoff Weight1.205 kg2.657 lbs
Wing Span10,60 m34,8 ft
Wing Area13,6 m²146 ft²
Length7,95 m26,1 ft
Height2,20 m7,2 ft
First Flight1945
Production Statusout of production
Total Productionca. 320
Developed fromBücker Bü-181 Bestmann
VariantsSaab 91A, Saab 91B, Saab 91C, Saab 91D

[Photo-ID: 459] © Karsten Palt 2007-08-18
Saab 91A Safir, , OO-JEN, c/n 91-140,© Karsten Palt, 2007Saab
91A Safir
Reg.: OO-JEN
c/n: 91-140
 
Flugplatzfest Bielefeld 2007 [Bielefeld (EDLI / BFE)]
[Photo-ID: 390] © Karsten Palt 2007-07-14
Saab 91B Safir, Lufthansa Flight Training, D-EBED, c/n 91-291,© Karsten Palt, 2007Saab
91B Safir
Lufthansa Flight Training
Reg.: D-EBED
c/n: 91-291
 
Flugtag Nordholz 2007 [Nordholz-Spieka (EDXN)]
[Photo-ID: 422] © Karsten Palt 2007-07-21
Saab 91B Safir, Lufthansa Flight Training, D-EBED, c/n 91-291,© Karsten Palt, 2007Saab
91B Safir
Lufthansa Flight Training
Reg.: D-EBED
c/n: 91-291
 
Flugtag Ganderkesee 2007 [Ganderkesee - Atlas Airfield (EDWQ)]
[Photo-ID: 523] © Karsten Palt 2007-09-08
Saab 91B Safir, Lufthansa Flight Training, D-EBED, c/n 91-291,© Karsten Palt, 2007Saab
91B Safir
Lufthansa Flight Training
Reg.: D-EBED
c/n: 91-291
 
Oldtimer-Fliegertreffen 2007 [Kirchheim unter Teck - Hahnweide (EDST)]
[Photo-ID: 2069] © Karsten Palt 2009-05-10
Saab 91B Safir, Lufthansa Flight Training, D-EBED, c/n 91-291,© Karsten Palt, 2009Saab
91B Safir
Lufthansa Flight Training
Reg.: D-EBED
c/n: 91-291
 
Flugtag Bremen 2009 [Bremen (EDDW / BRE)]
[Photo-ID: 2535] © Karsten Palt 2009-09-04
Saab 91B Safir, Lufthansa Flight Training, D-EBED, c/n 91-291,© Karsten Palt, 2009Saab
91B Safir
Lufthansa Flight Training
Reg.: D-EBED
c/n: 91-291
 
Oldtimer-Fliegertreffen 2009 [Kirchheim unter Teck - Hahnweide (EDST)]
[Photo-ID: 7352] © Karsten Palt 2013-09-06
Saab 91B Safir, Lufthansa Flight Training, D-EBED, c/n 91-291,© Karsten Palt, 2013Saab
91B Safir
Lufthansa Flight Training
Reg.: D-EBED
c/n: 91-291
 
Oldtimer-Fliegertreffen 2013 [Kirchheim unter Teck - Hahnweide (EDST)]
[Photo-ID: 6969] © Karsten Palt 2013-05-18
Saab 91B-2 Safir, Norwegian Air Force, 56321, c/n 91-321,© Karsten Palt, 2013Saab
91B-2 Safir
Norwegian Air Force
Reg.: 56321
c/n: 91-321
 
ec G-BKPY
Newark Air Museum [Winthorpe, Newark]
[Photo-ID: 917] © Karsten Palt 2008-06-20
Saab 91D Safir, Stichting Levende Oude Luchtvaart, PH-RLA, c/n 91-367,© Karsten Palt, 2008Saab
91D Safir
Stichting Levende Oude Luchtvaart
Reg.: PH-RLA
c/n: 91-367
 
Open Dagen Koninklijke Luchtmacht 2008 [Leeuwarden (EHLW / LHW)]
[Photo-ID: 2229] © Karsten Palt 2009-06-01
Saab 91D Safir, Stichting Levende Oude Luchtvaart, PH-RLA, c/n 91-367,© Karsten Palt, 2009Saab
91D Safir
Stichting Levende Oude Luchtvaart
Reg.: PH-RLA
c/n: 91-367
 
Oostwold Airport Airshow 2009 [Oostwold - Groningen Airport (EHOW)]
[Photo-ID: 2355] © Karsten Palt 2009-06-19
Saab 91D Safir, Stichting Levende Oude Luchtvaart, PH-RLA, c/n 91-367,© Karsten Palt, 2009Saab
91D Safir
Stichting Levende Oude Luchtvaart
Reg.: PH-RLA
c/n: 91-367
 
Luchtmachtdagen 2009 [Volkel (EHVK / UDE)]