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

Number of Passengers: 1
Price: $360
Accessibility: Must be able to climb onto wing and into cockpit. Total passenger and pilot weight not to exceed 450 lbs.
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.
  • Passenger must be able to climb onto wing and into cockpit without assistance.
  • 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.
  • Total passenger and pilot weight not to exceed 450 lbs.

ATTENTION: Watch these two videos to see what physical capabilities are needed to climb in and out of the SNJ: