I used to think that these Texan II planes were based on the Brazilian made Embraer Tucano lightweight attack and training plane, but I was wrong.
The Beechcraft T-6 Texan II trainer is actually based on the Swiss Pilatus PC-9 and not the Tucano. This type of plane is used by the US Air Force for both basic pilot and Combat Systems Officer training, and by the Marine Corps for Primary and intermediate Naval Flight Officer training.
We occasionally get these planes coming over to Austin Bergstrom to do some touch and goes. Methinks, if I’m reading the tail markings correctly, this plane came from Randolph AFB down in Cíbolo (just outside San Antonio, TX) but I could be wrong.
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