I spend much of my time photographing birds but also love to photograph other flying things, specifically airplanes, during the summer airshow season. The North American Aviation AT-6 Texan is a frequent performer at airshows and is one of my favorite airplanes to photograph. The Texan was a World War II trainer. Several hundred thousand pilots from the United Sates and other Allied countries trained in these aircraft before moving to high-performance fighters.
The photographs in this post are from a fly day last year at the Heritage Flight Museum in Burlington, Washington. HFM hosts fly days once a month from April through September. During these fly days a variety of vintage World War II aircraft including AT-6 Texans and a P-51 Mustang perform flying demonstrations. I highly recommend a visit for one of these fun events–there’s nothing like the roar of piston driven aircraft engines!