One of the “Castrol Flying Lions Harvard aerobatic team”, who treated spectators to a marvelous display of formation flying.
The genesis of the Harvard began with a 1934 US contract for a primary trainer to meet an US Army Air Corps requirement. The first prototype, the North American NA-16 which first flew on 1 April 1935 evolved into the AT-6 Texan. This aircraft was produced in several variants, with several power plants ranging from 400 to 600hp.
Image shot 2010 04 01, during the aerial display performed by four members of the ‘Castrol Flying Lions Harvard’ aerobatic team, at Swartkop Air Force Base, Pretoria, South Africa.