Columbus AFB launches first T-6A Texan II student sortie

Specialized undergraduate pilot training student 2nd Lt. Rocky Harrisberger (left) and instructor pilot 1st Lt. Mike Glass prepare to fly the first T-6A Texan II student training sortie Dec. 15. Columbus Air Force Base is in the process of phasing of the aging T-37 Tweet for the newer, more efficient T-6. (USAF photo by 2nd Lt. Kristin Hollrith)

Specialized undergraduate pilot training student 2nd Lt. Rocky Harrisberger (left) and instructor pilot 1st Lt. Mike Glass prepare to fly the first T-6A Texan II student training sortie Dec. 15. Columbus Air Force Base is in the process of phasing of the aging T-37 Tweet for the newer, more efficient T-6. (USAF photo by 2nd Lt. Kristin Hollrith)