The North American T-6 Texan (more commonly called a Harvard outside of the United States) was a single-engine advanced trainer aircraft used to train pilots of the United States, United Kingdom and British Commonwealth militaries during World War II and well into the 1950s. So ubiquitous, the Texan was nicknamed “The Pilot Maker” because of all the aviators that trained on it during World War Two and beyond. Many T-6 Texans are still flying today and it is still considered the best trainer to prepare pilots to take the controls of the North American P-51-Mustang or other high performance warbirds.
Finland’s premiere air show, the Lappeenranta International Airshow (LIAS), will be held at Lappeenranta International Airport June 14-16. This year’s event celebrates the 95th Anniversary of the founding of the Finnish Air Force which was […]