30 Minute Harvard Flying Lesson for One

Be ready for a once-in-a-lifetime chance to fly the T6 Harvard! This remarkable aircraft was once used to teach aspiring RAF pilots in WWII, making it a must-see for aviation enthusiasts. Before taking to the skies in a T6 Harvard, you’ll need to go through a thorough safety briefing and put on your flight suit and boots. This legendary fighter aircraft, first flown in 1943 and powered by a 600-horsepower PW radial engine, is a dream to fly. As you soar through the sky in this incredible aircraft, you’ll be capable of communicating with the pilot using a headset. Take to the skies and enjoy the exhilaration of flight!

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The History Of The T6 Harvard Aircraft

The North American T-6 is a single engine, two seat (tandem) aircraft used for training pilots. The United States Army Air Corps purchased the original prototypes of the plane in 1935 and it went into production in 1938. It was later purchased by most Allied countries at one point or another during World War II and became known as the Harvard in British Commonwealth countries like Canada and Australia (because most of their military trainers were purchased from American sources). This particular version of the plane was also used by Canada to introduce new recruits to flight training.

T-6 Harvard Versions

Most versions of this model were powered by a 600 horsepower Pratt & Whitney R-1340 Wasp radial engine turning three-bladed propeller. The T-6 could fly at speeds ranging from 152 miles per hour to 273 mph with a range of 645 miles. It was armed with one .30 caliber machine gun in the cowling, one .30 caliber machine gun mounted on a flexible mount for the rear cockpit, and could carry up to 2200 pounds of bombs when used for training missions.

How many t6 are there?

The plane was used as a basic trainer throughout most of World War II. The same plane design was also later used as the basis for the AT-6 advanced trainer and as a light attack plane called the A-28 or Havoc. During its production run from 1938 to 1956, over 15,000 planes were built in three major variants:

  • T-6 – Basic training plane with fixed landing gear and tail wheel
  • SNJ – Similar to the T-6 but with a metal semi-monocoque fuselage replacing wood monocoque fuselage. Also had additional braces under the wings. Added equipment included an electrical system, blind flying instrumentation, and pneumatic systems including flaps. Tailhook added for carrier training.
  • AT-6 – As the SNJ but with a metal skin replacing fabric covering on wings and horizontal stabilizer, larger elevators, squared-off wingtips, and 550 horsepower engine. Used in advanced pilot training including fighter tactics and night flying.

Post War

As newer planes were developed during World War II, this model was slowly phased out of military service throughout the 1940s. However, it continued to be used as a primary trainer through the 1950s before being replaced by jet aircraft like the T-37 Tweet (US Air Force) or T-33 (North American). Most countries that flew this version of the airplane ended up giving them away when their pilots had transitioned onto other aircraft types because they simply weren’t worth the cost of maintaining them. Many were sold off to private buyers in the United States and Canada, some of which have been restored to flying condition in recent years with a few still being flown for both pleasure and airshows.

In addition to military service, this aircraft was also used by several commercial airlines including American Airlines and TWA for short flights between cities where larger planes were not practical or when it was more cost-effective than using another plane type. The T-6G version was modified slightly from earlier models with a different engine cowling that included a Plexiglas panel on the left side that allowed for better visibility when taking off from shorter runways

The T-6 is a very special aircraft with pilots because it is one of the few aircraft to be flown by both sides during World War II. It is easy to fly and perfect for acrobatics, so there are a lot of fun things that can be done with it. During World War II many US pilots took their T-6s and painted Japanese insignias on them and flew them over the Pacific as part of psychological warfare operations against Japan.

Its history as a trainer plane and the fact that there were so many produced means this plane will probably never completely disappear from the skies. There are even rumors that Russia still maintains some in their air force because they are more economical to maintain than modernized versions of planes like MiG-15s or MiG-17s.

The T-6 Harvard has had a very long history in the military and is definitely one of the most influential planes in history. It was used by almost every air force that operated during World War II making it an extremely important asset to allied forces worldwide.

The designer for this plane was North American Aviation, but many others were involved in its production including Boeing Aircraft Company, Canadian Car and Foundry, Fleet Aircraft Limited, General Motors Corporation (CANADA), Marietta Manufacturing Company

Further Reading:

1. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/North_American_Harvard

30 Minute Harvard Flying Lesson for One

Be ready for a once-in-a-lifetime chance to fly the T6 Harvard! This remarkable aircraft was once used to teach aspiring RAF pilots in WWII, making it a must-see for aviation enthusiasts. Before taking to the skies in a T6 Harvard, you’ll need to go through a thorough safety briefing and put on your flight suit and boots. This legendary fighter aircraft, first flown in 1943 and powered by a 600-horsepower PW radial engine, is a dream to fly. As you soar through the sky in this incredible aircraft, you’ll be capable of communicating with the pilot using a headset. Take to the skies and enjoy the exhilaration of flight!

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