North American AT-6 'Texan'
| Marianne Wood|
Sweetwater, TX, TX
| The AT-6 Texan was a favorite of many Women Airforce Service Pilots who trained at Avenger Field in Sweetwater, Texas. The memorial museum in their honor is looking for an AT-6 or any of the 77 WWII aircraft. These women flew them all, and we would like to show one in our hangar. Please contact me with any leads to one. |
11/07/2007 @ 14:20 [ref: 18436]
| Gerry Meier|
| Had the pleasure of flying with Pawl in one of Kevin Kegin's American Warbird T-6 trainers last weekend. Pawl is an awesome pilot flying an awesome airplane that gave me an incredable experience..
07/10/2007 @ 16:08 [ref: 17062]
| Tom Ditchko|
| I was fortunate enough to fly the AT-6 thru Warbirdskyventures.com & I will again & again I did "reach out and touch the face of God" |
01/18/2007 @ 09:34 [ref: 15219]
| Fran Fortin|
| I am a realatively low-time pilot (1200 hours starting at 40 years old) who is lucky enough to have bought an AT6G for personal use this past August. So far, it has given me the most exciting/challenging/fun flying experience I have ever had. I am also lucky enough to have joined up with the Commemorative Air Force and have been able to spend time around these incredible vintage aircraft and the people who love them and keep them flying. Starting with the guys who trained in these birds while preparing to defend our country, and continuing up to present day,we are all so lucky to have spent time around something so fleeting and special. Before we know it, we will be flying on light beems so savor each moment!...aahh the sound of a radial! |
11/28/2006 @ 15:02 [ref: 14865]
| JOE BLOOMFIELD|
SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ
| I USED TO MAINTAIN AND SCHEDULE THE T 6 AIRCRAFT WHILE IA WAS AT LUKE 54 TO 55. PILOTS USED TO DO LOOPS WITH THOSE PLANES , USED TO LOSE 1 A WEEK. GOOD PLANE |
04/15/2006 @ 18:16 [ref: 13171]
| Pierre Jansen|
| WABIRDADVENTURES in Kissimmee, Florida, offer flights in their 2 AT-6\\\'s. It really is an unbelieveable experience to fly in this beautiful airplane (and fly it yourself).
Details and pictures of the planes are available at:
01/04/2006 @ 01:26 [ref: 12082]
| Bill Todd|
Crooked River Ranch, OR
| The aircraft that's represented at Castle AFB, CA is not an AT-6/BC-1A/SNJ. In fact....it's not even a NAA aircraft at all!
It's Harvard MkIIB, or an AT-16, depending on it's serial number....which this aircraft doesn't! It doesn't have a NAA Charge number or NAA Model Number. It was built in Canada by Noordyn as a Lend-Lease trainer, and was never really in the US military inventory. India turned some back to us at the end of WWII, but from what is understood about them, they were never flown by any US military service.
The reason there's no serial number on this bird is that it was removed when it came back into the US military possession! That's undoubtedly where this aircraft came from, since it has no data plate. I've seen the aircraft, and if you can spot Harvard, you'll quickly see that its a IIB! Although it does have a T-6 stack, it's still a wannabee!
09/23/2005 @ 23:47 [ref: 11322]
| Renzo Ciriani|
| More than 30 AT-6 where bought by Peru in 1944 |
09/19/2005 @ 06:56 [ref: 11278]
| John McFarling|
| LTA 555 and a flying Mitchell B25 Doolittle Raiders,
can be seen at CAF Centex Wing, San Marcos Airport
San Marcos Texas, 78666
check out thier website
Lots of cool warbirds there
06/25/2005 @ 01:39 [ref: 10578]
| John McFarling|
| Great website! I just uploaded a couple of pictures of an AT-6 I painted for a customer a couple of years ago. the scheme is that used in Korea for the forward air control.
They were known as the Mosquito Squadron. This aircraft represents an AT-6 shot down in Korea. LTA-555 or The Triple Nickle. The paint job was completed on September 11, 2001. Even on that dark day in avaition, I was finishing up the nose art on the new Triple Nickle and modified the left side nose are to reflect the events of that day. I have more information on this AT-6 should anyone be interested please feel free to email me.
06/25/2005 @ 01:31 [ref: 10577]