This is John
Collver's 1944 North American SNJ-5 Texan. By the end of the
1950s, the US had retired all of it's Texans from active
service. In foreign service, the Texan trained pilots well
into the 1970s! Over 17,000 were made and today, about 350 are
still flying. The routine that John Collver flies at airshows
demonstrates maneuvers that were taught to pilots during the
war. Many pilots learned to fly in this type of aircraft.
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