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The Aero Experience is a celebration of Midwest aviation and aerospace achievement. We invite you to join us as we explore the treasures of Midwest aviation through first-hand experiences. Our contributors take turns flying lead, and we are always looking for new destinations. Check in with The Aero Experience frequently to see where we will land today, and then go out and have your own aero experiences!

Blue skies,

Carmelo Turdo, Mark Nankivil and Fred Harl - The Aero Experience Team

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

80th Anniversary of the North American T-6 Texan Brings Visions of EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2014

Fred Harl and Carmelo Turdo 1 marks the 80th anniversary of the first flight of the North American NA-16, the prototype of the NA-26/BC-1 family immediately preceding the production AT-6 Texan advanced trainer that served the U.S. armed forces and many allied forces from 1937 through the 1950s.  Nicknamed the Texan, Harvard, Yale and even the Mosquito, over 16,000 were produced in the U.S. and Canada, and many still survive and are flown as civilian "warbirds."  

As would be expected, there were a large number of T-6 Texans at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2014 representing many different national service colors and sporting colorful nose art.  The Aero Experience features this pictorial salute to the T-6 from the hundreds of photos of these aircraft taken during last summer's event.  We salute those who continue to fly and maintain Texans for our generation to experience.

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