History Of Our Stearman
Our Stearman started life, like many others of its kind, as a US Navy Trainer.
It rolled off the assembly line in 1940, and was one of the first training aircraft stationed at the newly-commissioned Naval Air Station - Corpus Christi, Texas.
It was transferred to the Naval Reserve Station in Dallas, Texas in 1943. There it served as a training aircraft, until 1946, when it was sold for $250, as surplus.
It finally wound up in the hands of a Texas rancher and then this Stearman vanished.
In 1985, a Miami resident discovered our biplane in Lima, Peru. It had been disassembled.
How it got there no one knows.
The man brought the Stearman to Miami and spent the next two years rebuilding it.
In 1987, he sold the biplane to a northeastern radio personality.
It then changed hands several times, before settling in at a ride business in Atlanta, Georgia.
In early 2010, we purchased the Stearman and did a complete ground-up restoration.
Seven months, and thousands of man hours later, the Stearman was restored to its former glory, sporting the original Navy colors and markings.
We restored a piece of history, ready to capture the hearts of a new generation. Our flight school loves to take people up our Stearman so they can experience an old fashioned "PLANE RIDE".
Come relive history with us!
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