In the summer of 2005 I was privileged to fly with a group of guys I admire greatly.
Their plane of choice (and my favorite camera platform), is the classic AT-6 Texan, also know as the SNJ and the Harvard depending on who was using it. Nearly every American and Canadian pilot who flew in WWII trained in the AT-6. It was also used by the British and other air forces, a few were even captured by the Germans and used by them. As a training plane it was the last test before moving on to fighters, bombers and transport aircraft. This series of images is a salute to the plane and all those brave souls who climbed into the cockpit of this beautiful but challenging airplane and yelled, "clear prop!". Click on the image to view the essay.