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    Posted 5 years ago

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    This wall photo is one of a few I have retained that are of a few that cover some of the Army Air Corps Classes my father was involved in during his service period training Cadet pilots. The aircraft behind them and others are the Vultee BT-13. They liked to call it the Vibrator BT-13 and it normally was used for part of the Basic Training prior to Advanced Training in the North American AT-6. Also known as the Texan to the Army or the SNJ to the Navy and the Harvard to the Canadian Cadets.
    The pilots that transitioned to other aircraft such as four engine bombers, fighters and dual engine aircraft had to have advanced training in the AT-6 before check out and assignment on other military aircraft.

    I don't think even my own son's really realize what these men had been
    involved in, when most men there were in their early 20's, let alone my Grandchildren.

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    1. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 5 years ago
      Trivia: The AT-6 was the plane you would see in the movies where they needed "Zeros" because they were close look-a-likes but they had to lengthen the fuselages. (Not a simple task). And now back to your program.
    2. Padit, 5 years ago
      I appreciate your thoughts on my posts and the Trivia. Yes, AT-6's were a near
      shoe in for their parts and there's still a fair amount of them flying. the BT-13's
      might have been a good one also due the rudders look, but I doubt if many pilots
      had as dearing a view of it and most were scraped.
      Like your M/C photo with placard. You & I have the same sense of humor. like the word I made up.
    3. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 5 years ago
      Are you in the aircraft business too ?
    4. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 5 years ago
      Sounds like a great learning experience. "There's no money in aviation". I just started working under my license again, maybe 10 yrs. ago. Like riding a bike.
    5. Padit, 5 years ago
      Appreciated Thank You
    6. Padit, 5 years ago
      Many Thanks
    7. Padit, 5 years ago
      Very Much Appreciated,

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