|2006/09/24 Flight in North American T-6|
π 2006-09-24 18:03 by Merlin in Flying
My friend Pablo nicely offered for me to ride shotgun in his partially owned T-6, and we went for a flight in the East Bay. It's definitely an impressive plane, and it's cool to be able to open the canopy while in flight.
Pablo give me the stick for a little while, but I was a bit apprehensive piloting from the back, and a 600HP plane I didn't really know too well, while being not too awake due to the Techno party I had gone to the previous night, but it was still fun to do a steep turn and see how it handled while Pablo showed me a few manoeuvres (chandelles, lazy-8...), which I was happy to watch instead of having to initiate them :)
All in all, despite the fact that preflight and postflight take about as long as the flight itself, and that it sucks about as much oil as gas :), it was quite cool to ride in an authentic warbird
You can see the rest of the T-6G pictures , and download the GPS track of the flight