ABOUT THE WINE
The North American Aviation T-6 Texan or Harvard for those outside the USA was an advanced trainer used to groom pilots for advanced frontline aircraft. It did so with distinction, training hundreds of thousands of pilots in over 60 countries. Over 15 000 planes were built with various sub variants of which the last were retired in 1995 from the South African Air force, earning it a service life spanning over six decades.
No athlete or team has won admiration with facts and figures. Pilots and ground crew alike adore the Harvard for its versatility, robustness and easy maintenance. This was a no nonsense military aircraft. And a demanding teacher with enough mystique to keep pilots alert. It is worthy of the moniker the Pilot Maker.