North American AT-6 Joins the National WASP WWII Museum's Fleet
Sweetwater, TX (May 25, 2023)- Courtesy Aircraft of Rockford, IL, announced their role in helping to attain a North American AT-6 Texan for the National WASP WWII Museum in Sweetwater, Texas. During their pilot training at Avenger Army Airfield in Sweetwater, the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) trained on five aircraft: PT-17, PT-19, BT-13, AT-6, and the UC-78.
The Museum was proud to have four of these five airworthy trainers in its collection. However, the collection was complete without the AT-6. Courtesy Aircraft was able to assist the museum in completing the collection. Courtesy's President Mark Clark said, "It was an honor to help the WASP museum find the perfect AT-6 they needed. This flying example is an excellent way for the museum to honor those who served before us and remember the contributions the WASP pilots made."
About the National WASP WWII Museum: The National WASP WWII Museum is dedicated to honoring the life and legacy of the Women Airforce Service Pilots and preserving the legacy of Avenger Field on which most of them trained. Our mission is to educate and inspire all current and future generations with the story of the WASP – the first women to fly America’s military aircraft – women who brought honor to our nation and forever changed the role of women in military and civilian aviation. Click here to visit the National WASP WWII Museum Website.
About Courtesy Aircraft: Courtesy Aircraft, Inc. was founded in 1957, by D.M. Clark, as a new Cessna aircraft dealer, and grew through the 1960s to include Piper and Champion (Citabria) dealerships. In addition, Courtesy Aircraft, Inc. was active in the sales of select used aircraft. It was in the success of the used aircraft market that pointed the way to the firm’s current position as a world leader in quality warbird and civilian aircraft sales. In the early 1970s, due to the knowledge and enthusiasm of the founder’s son, Mark Clark, today an accomplished pilot and A&P mechanic, Courtesy Aircraft, Inc. found itself heavily involved in sales of a new market – Warbirds.
Press release provided by Courtesy Aircraft Sales