The T-6G arrived per schedule at
the Greene County Airport on 17 October. Several intrepid aviators signed up to
fly. The list follows but not sure all flew. The hops were thoroughly enjoyed
with lots of big smiles showing. Doug Gilchrist took on the task of "Operations
Officer" and made things go smoothly. Al Heuss manned the TV camera and filmed
the action. Will try to capture some shots of the action. Many thanks to Doug
and Al. The list of old, not so bold aviators follows:
Hap Chandler and guest
Dick Desing...who urged and got a high speed pass. Mach .002 or so.
LaNell King..wife of Bob King
Ron Hanson - previously overlooked(03-26-05. Did few rolls!!)
Congratulations all. Do it again in 50 more!
On 16 Oct 2003, a T-6G is being made available for a flight back
into 1952. This particular
T-6G has been
flown by many of you.. maybe you even soloed in it!
Take a look at your
log books and see if you ever
flew S/N 493272. It is pictured below as it is
today. It is not
too far from the original T-6G configuration.
Someone has incorrectly
painted the buzz
number as TA-400... should be TA-272. It is stationed at Sidney,
Ohio and is
regularly. The owner is also operator of the Sidney Airport and has all
and insurance. He will bring it to Green County Airport, Xenia, OH for our
you want a ride, sign
up on your registration form. Approximately 10 have signed
and it will probably be necessary to
have a drawing since time will be limited.
Of course, if you really want a flight, stay over after the reunion for
This aircraft was delivered to the USAAF just 8 days after Pearl Harbor. A
partial history is
it was remanufactured as a T-6G and given a new
serial number and was sent to
Mississippi in July of 1952. It
remained there until being transferred to Graham
AB, Florida. Our class
last to fly this ship at Greenville. It found it's way to Craig AFB
where it was
and transferred to Davis Monthan AFB for storage in 1957.