Hawker Beechcraft’s inimitable T-6C Texan II military trainer has been put through its paces during a two month around the world demo tour. On the tour, the aircraft accumulated 166 flight hours – 126 ferry flight hours and 40 demonstration flight hours – including performing seven air show display flights and 43 demonstration flights with military and government officials. The T-6C did not require any unscheduled maintenance on its around-the-world voyage other than routine pre-flight and thru-flight inspections and refuelling, The crew replaced one landing light, changed two main tires after 131 landings, performed a 100-hour inspection and added five quarts of oil. The T-6C burned 65,360 pounds of Jet A1 fuel over the course of the 166 flight hours, a burn rate of 393 pounds per hour, attesting to the low life-cycle cost the T-6C provides to military operators. Deliveries of the T-6 began in 2000 and, to date, the company has delivered more than 760 T-6 aircraft.