|Fred Harl and Carmelo Turdo|
Beechcraft became a subsidiary of Raytheon in 1980 and was renamed Raytheon Aircraft in 1994. The Beechcraft brand was reintroduced in 2002. The Raytheon Aircraft Company became Hawker Beechcraft Corporation in 2007. Most recently, Textron Inc. will acquire the Beechcraft line in the first quarter of 2014. Throughout this corporate evolution, the Beechcraft line has survived and expanded into corporate jet and military aircraft markets, the latest efforts resulting in the AT-6 light attack aircraft based on the heritage Raytheon T-6 Texan II military trainer.
The Aero Experience brings to you this photo essay covering the Beechcraft exhibit at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2013, including a walk-around of the AT-6 light attack aircraft courtesy of test pilot Michael Rambo prior to its departure.