The T-6 Texan is equipped with a sliding read canopy, which is kept open during takeoff and landing, and closed for other portions of the flight. During takeoff and landing, you will experience the wind and noise of a WWII aircraft, and it will feel like riding in a convertible. We will provide a headset for the passenger, but we suggest you wear sunglasses to protect you from the wind.
It will be about 10 degrees cooler during your flight than it is on the ground, so dress comfortably. We recommend comfortable clothes (as you will have to climb in and out of the cockpit) and soft-soled shoes are recommended. Ladies no heels please.
There are no height limitations for the Texan, but the aircraft does have gross weight limitations. If you are particularly wide around the middle our belts may not be able to accommodate you. Also getting into the planes takes some dexterity. Best thing if youíre worried about size and weigh over 260 pounds is to call or come in for a trial fitting.
At Texan Flight, we are absolutely committed to your safety and to the safe operation of our vintage aircraft. Our pilots hold FAA Commercial Pilot Certificates and have extensive training with decades of experience as military or civilian pilots.
Our passion for flying these World War II aircraft will be evident when you experience the thrill of this flight Ė your enjoyment and safety are our Number 1 priority!
Our Texan is professionally maintained by a FAA certified Airframe and Powerplant (A&P) mechanic who also holds the FAA Authorized Inspector (AI) certificate. He meticulously maintains this Texan to keep it in compliance with FAA prescribed maintenance requirements, to include in-depth 25 hour, 50 hour, and 100 hour inspections.
We try to make this as safe as possible but flying has some risk associated with it, though we think itís worth it.
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We'll give you a gentle ride unless you ask for something a bit more exciting. We do offer aerobatics, and your pilot will thoroughly brief you on what maneuvers will be done. If youíre a daredevil at heart, we can give you plenty of thrills, including going upside down!
We will do our best to get anyone in the aircraft if we possibly can. In the Texan, you will need to climb up on a wing that's about two feet above the ground and then into the cockpit. We can help you some but we can’t do it all. It is best to call and tell us your situation and we will do whatever we can to help.
All of our flight operations are conducted during the day and only when the weather is good enough to enjoy the incredible sights. In pilot language, we call this Visual Meteorological Conditions. The best thing to do if you think the weather looks questionable is to give us a call just before you leave the house or hotel to confirm your flight.
To fully enjoy the ride in the T-6 Texan, you must be able to fit into the parachute and open and close the rear canopy, and you ought to be able to see over the canopy rail. This generally requires the height, strength and maturity of kids at least 18 years old.
Why did you name your airplane "Dulcinea"?
We wanted a name that reflected the long service of the airplane in the Spanish Air Force and the preserving of the Spanish operational markings. Dulcinea is a character from what is probably the most famous Spanish story in this country, the story of Don Quixote de la Mancha by Cervantes. When we were first trying to buy this airplane it seemed an unattainable goal. It brought to mind the quest of Don Quixote and the song, "The Impossible Dream" from the stage version. You might recall Dulcinea was a simple peasant to most people, but to Don Quixote she was the most beautiful of all women and his queen to whom he is hopelessly devoted and for whom he relentlessly fights.
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