North American T-6 Texan

@ Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Honolulu, HI

September 2014

This was the second visit to the Wings over the Pacific airshow in Honolulu.  While the displays of operational aircraft are very good, there is a noticeable lack of warbirds in the islands.  First flown in 1935, over 15,000 of the venerable Texans were produced and they were still being built in Canada into the 1950’s.  Nikon D300 w/18-200mm, processing with Photomatix Pro and Aperture.

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2 Responses to “North American T-6 Texan”

  1. Wouldn’t you think Hawaii would have more of a tribute to WWII? I suppose between the “Arizona” Memorial and the tropical setting, they don’t feel they need to?

    • There are good military museums in Hawaii, it’s just the warbird community is smaller compared to continental U.S. Probably due to overwater distance and the fact there aren’t many airshows in Hawaii to show off private aircraft.

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