Thursday, January 10, 2013

Thursday Challenge: Aircraft - Biplane

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.

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3 comments:

YrHmblHst said... [Reply to comment]

Very cool. if God had've meant flying things to only have one wing, then why did He give birds two? :)

Leedslass said... [Reply to comment]

Very Amy Johnson-ish!

DrillerAA09 said... [Reply to comment]

Lovely flying machine. I think this would have been a wonderful way to fly, with the wind in your face and the earth at your feet.