Airbase Arizona - Commemorative Air Force

SNJ/T-6 Texan

Wartime Mission: Trained several hundred thousand pilots in 34 countries. Named “the pilot maker” by its crews, it was a trainer aircraft with all the characteristics of a high-speed fighter with more maneuverability and easier handling. It was designed to give the best possible training in all types of tactics, from ground strafing to bombardment and aerial dog-fighting, and contained such versatile equipment as bomb racks, blind-flying instrumentation, gun and standard cameras, fixed and flexible guns, and just about every other device that military pilots had to operate.


The SNJ-T6 Texan established a unique racing class at the Reno National Air Races and is a regular participant at air shows. It’s made many movie appearances including Tora, Tora, Tora; A Bridge Too Far, and many more.

Flight details

Flight time is approximately 20 minutes in the air.

Number of Passengers: 1
Price: $360
Accessibility: Please see disclaimer and boarding video below.
Ear Protection: Headset (provided or bring your own)
Flight Intensity: Medium – High

SNJ/T-6 Texan

General Characteristics
Type: Trainer
Manufacturer: North American
Maiden Flight: 01 April 1935
Introduced: 1937
Theater of War: World War II, Korea, Vietnam
Number Produced: 15,495
Status: Retired

Crew: 2
Wingspan: 42 ft 0 in
Length: 29 ft 6 in
Height: 11 ft 8 in
Empty Weight: 4,158 lbs
Max Takeoff Weight: 5,617 lbs

Power Plant: (1) Pratt & Whitney R-1340-AN-1 Wasp Radial
Horsepower: 600 hp
Maximum Speed: 181 knots (208 mph)
Service Ceiling: 24,200 ft
Rate of Climb: 1,200 ft/min
Range: 634 nm (730 mi)

Up to (3) 0.30 in (7.62 mm) machine guns

Flights on this plane

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SNJ/T-6 Texan - Seating Chart

  • Passengers must be 12 years of age or older. Minors who fly (age 12-17) must have their guardian complete a Minor Hold Harmless agreement and the guardian(s) must be present on the day of flight.
  • For safety reasons, all passengers must wear close-toed shoes. No Sandals or flip-flops will be allowed.
  • All flights take-off from and land at the same airport.
  • Passenger weight not to exceed 280 lbs.
  • For your safety and ours, Passengers must be able to enter and exit the aircraft without assistance. Passengers that cannot board without assistance will not be flown. Passengers may be required to demonstrate that they can board and exit the aircraft prior to boarding. Please see the video for more information.
  • For safety reasons, no vaping devices are allowed on any of our aircraft