The aircraft flown by BRAVO369’s Jeff Geer along the North American leg of the Alaska-Siberia air route from Great Falls, Montana, up through Fairbanks, Alaska, in the summer of 2015.

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North American T-6G Texan

The planes that were used for the 2015 flight re-creation and celebration of the ALSIB program are the North American AT-6 Texans, renamed T-6G Texans in 1949.  This aircraft was flown by BRAVO 369’s Founder and Chairman, Jeff Geer. For additional support, a Douglas C-47 Skytrain, also known as a DC-3 was flown to transport fuel, provisions and spare parts.

North American T-6G Texan/SNJ/Harvard

North American AT-6 Texan

The North American T-6G Texan, called the AT-6 Texan throughout World War II, is a single-engine, advanced trainer aircraft used to train pilots of the United States Army Air Forces, United States Navy, Royal Air Force and other air forces of the British Commonwealth during World War II and into the 1950s. It is known by a variety of designations depending upon the model and operating air force. The USAAC designated it as the AT-6; the United States Navy, the SNJ; and, British Commonwealth air forces, the Harvard, the name it is best known by outside of the US. It remains a popular warbird aircraft. Fifty-four AT-6 Texans were delivered to the Soviet Union via the Alaska-Siberia air route during World War II under the Lend-Lease Act.

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Arrival at Fairbanks

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Bravo 369 Flight Foundation shared Embassy of Russia in the USA / Посольство России в США's post. ... See MoreSee Less

Russian Ambassador to the U.S., Anatoly Antonov has called the Alaska-Siberian Air Road [ALSIB] a brightest instance of Russian-American cooperation during World War II. "The Alaska-Siberian Air Road offers a brightest instance of Russian-American cooperation in struggle with a common enemy," he wrote in a welcoming message to participants in an international research conference ‘Lend Lease. Route of Collaboration Against Common Enemy. The 75th Anniversary of the Alaska-Siberian Air Road’ that is held in the East-Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk on November 10-11. "We do not have the right to forget the horrors of World War II and the sacrifices brought to the altar of Victory," Antonov went on. "The feat the Russian and American pilots achieved together in rebuffing the Nazi barbarianism will always remain a symbol of unity of the two peoples. The memories of it prompt us to safeguard and multiply the tradition of friendship and mutual understanding for the sake of averting new global conflicts." "Friendship between nations is a great force and we should care for it," Antonov wrote. "Heroism and courage of U.S. pilots will always remain on the glorious records of combat cooperation between our two countries. We are glad that, thanks to precious support from our fellow-countrymen, the Americans, too, honor the Russian and American pilots who cruised ALSIB." He expressed the hope that the memory of friendship and unity quenched in harsh trials would facilitate the normalization of relations between Russia and the U.S. Joint Russian-American festivities devoted to ALSIB’s 75th anniversary were held in spring 2017. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and the then Ambassador to the U.S., Sergey Kislyak laid flowers at a monument to ALSIB heroes in Fairbanks, Alaska (www.facebook.com/RusEmbUSA/posts/622410687969325). The air route, by which the U.S. supplied warplanes to the Soviet Union during World War II started in Fairbansk and ended in Krasnoyarsk. It was on November 11, 1942, that the first planes consigned from the U.S. to Russia in the format of Lend Lease program landed there. More >>>http://tass.com/politics/975097 About ALSIB: Bravo 369 Flight Foundation >>> bravo369.net/route/ >>> alsib.org/en/ >>> en.rusavia.com/proekticompanii/alsib-2015.html

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BRAVO 369 congratulates Heather Geer on her first student pilot solo flight. Heather is a member of the BRAVO 369 team and an aspiring Warbird pilot. Congratulations Heather!!! ... See MoreSee Less

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