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Your ride on a T-6 may be aboard WASP Squadron's Nella. Nella was an advanced training aircraft used at the all-female Avenger Field in Sweetwater, TX where the WASP attended military flight training. Scheduled for the duration of the 2023 Tour is the famous AT-6 “Nella” that trained WASP from June 1943 to December 1944. Further she has flown with 7 WASP from 2017 and beyond.
In 1944, Women Airforce Service Pilots Peggy McCaffery, Jane Doyle, and Bee Haydu flew "267."
The name "Nella" was inspired by this photo and Fifinella, the mascot of Women Airforce Service Pilots during WWII.
WASP Jane Doyle with Squadron Member and "Nella" Sponsor Sandie Anderson
Inside the luggage compartment contains signatures of all WASP that have flown “Nella” since 2016.
"Nella" at Homecoming 2018
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The North American T-6 Texan, Two-Place Advanced Trainer, Was the Classroom for Most of the Allied Pilots Who Flew in World War II. Called the SNJ by the Navy and the Harvard by the British Royal Air Force, the AT-6 (Advanced Trainer) was Designed as a Transition Trainer Between Basic Trainers and First-Line Tactical Aircraft. It Was Re-designated T-6 in 1948.
In all, the T-6 Trained Several Hundred Thousand Pilots in 34 Different Countries Over a Period of 25 years. A Total of 15,495 of the Planes were Produced. Though Most Famous as a Trainer, the T-6 Texan, also Won Honors in World War II and in the Early Days of the Korean War.
Although Not as Fast as a Fighter, it was Easy to Maintain and Repair, had More Maneuverability and was Easier to Handle. A Pilot's Airplane, it Could Roll, Immelmann, Loop, Spin, Snap and Vertical Roll. It was Designed to Give the Best Possible Training in all Types of Tactics; From Ground Strafing to Bombardment and Aerial Dog-Fighting.
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20 Minute Ride Experience
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T-6 Ride Flight Information
Riders Must be at Least 12 years of age.
Rider Between the Age of 12 - 17 Must Have a Legal Guardian Present at Time of Check- in.
This Ride is Considered Medium - High for Flight Intensity.
Note: The Maximum passenger weight allowed is 300 lbs, which may be further restricted by the pilot due to weather and fuel load.