Thursday, July 29, 2010

How a GITMO Aero Trainer Shows No Signs of Slowing Down


To round out what became 'Plane Month" on 42N, here is an AT-6C "Texan" with US Navy markings recently on display at the Monticello, Iowa airport. N417AS takes part in the EAA events at Oshkosh, WI. Built in 1944 this particular plane has a Pratt & Whitney radial engine. Markings on the tail and undercarriage indicate the two seater was attached to the VC-10 attack squadron at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

This plane has a long history of flying and an extensive record of being based thousands of miles from here. Just to see these WWII-era planes in static display is exciting let alone seeing them actually fly within the friendly skies of the 42N latitude. Know that.