The T6 Texan has been a widely used plane ever since it was first made active in 1937. It was a basic trainer that most pilots used before graduating to heavy front line fighters like the F4U Corsair, P51 Mustang and P40 Warhawk. Between the time it was first introduced and retired from active duty in the 1950’s over 15,000 planes were produced. To this day it is still used as a trainer, show plane and of course a classic warbird. At Oshkosh this past July I had the privilege of watching the AeroShell Aerobatic Team perform over the field. It was an amazing performance, close formation flying with four T6’s, smoke and low passes. It is a group very much worth seeing.
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