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First T-6C trainers arrive in Thailand

17th November 2022 - 22:44 GMT | by Sompong Nondhasa in Bangkok


The Royal Thai Air Force has received the first two of a dozen T-6C Texan II trainer aircraft. (Photo: RTAF)

Deliveries have commenced of new trainer aircraft for Thailand's air force.

The Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF) hosted a welcome ceremony for its first two T-6C Texan II aircraft on 14 November.

ACM Alongkorn Wannarot, Commander-in-Chief of the RTAF, presided over the ceremony for the aircraft at the RTAF Flight School at Kamphaeng Saen Air Base.

The RTAF had signed a $162 million contract with Textron Aviation Defense on 23 September 2020. The purchase covered 12 T-6Cs, with these aircraft to replace PC-9s for Thai pilot training.

The RTAF sent 12 pilots to the US for flight training, where eight pilots have already completed the flight instructor course. The remaining

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Sompong Nondhasa


Sompong Nondhasa

Sompong, a Thai national living in Bangkok, is a fulltime photojournalist and editor of the …

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