Thursday, September 23, 2010

Sepia Scenes - Stearman PT-17

Boeing/Stearman PT-17 "Kaydet", also known as a Stearman Model 75 on display at the Tulsa Air National Guard during a special Family Day held on September 11, 2010.  I attended as a guest of my son Master Sergeant David Miller.


The Stearman (Boeing) Model 75 is a biplane, of which at least 9,783 were built in the United States during the 1930s and 1940s as a military trainer aircraft.  Stearman Aircraft became a subsidiary of Boeing in 1934.  It served as a primary trainer for the USAAF, a basic trainer for the USN (as the NS & N2S), and with the RCAF as the Kaydet throughout World War II. After the conflict was over, thousands of surplus aircraft were sold on the civil market. In the immediate post-war years they became popular as crop dusters and as sports planes.

6 comments:

Francisca said... [Reply to comment]

I like this shot of the aircraft in sepia. You done good! Like you, I'd been posting to Theme Thursday and switched to Sepia Scenes. A new challenge... I like the sharing and learning.

Yogi♪♪♪ said... [Reply to comment]

I love old airplanes. Grat shot.

Sharon's Mum Anne said... [Reply to comment]

Colour would have been totally wrong for an airplane of this age!

Lovely photograph.

Gailsman said... [Reply to comment]

Looking good in sepia.

Snowcatcher said... [Reply to comment]

Oh, is my husband ever going to love your posts today and yesterday! He's a aircraft lover! This shot is just beautiful in sepia!

I used just regular photoshop 7 to build my autumn collage/quilt photos. There are fancy plug-ins and filters that might do the same thing, but I do them manually.

JM said... [Reply to comment]

It's a beauty and the sepia tones makes this look like a vintage photo. Well done.