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Friday, February 12, 2010

Rare Stearman Set to Fly

A few years back I was given the opportunity to fly a rare and amazingly beautiful C3B Stearman.  When I took it into the air for the first time I wanted it.  That's the truth.  It's that simple.  There's just something about the old Stearmans that can't be beat.

Anyone who knows these machines and who have flown them love them.  Most of us, if not owners, also want one and at the very least we get very excited when another one returns to the air.  Well, with that said I am very pleased to pass along the news that another that is set to fly.  Here's the note I just received from Addison Pemberton:

"To all;
Charlie Brown from Sandpoint Idaho, just up the road from Spokane, has just finished a 4 year restoration of his J5 Wright powered 1928 Stearman C3B. See link below to the U-tube video of the 1st start. The smoke and noise is dramatic. Note how the Whirlwind settles down to a “Spirit of St Louis” like rumble with its individual exhaust bayonet stacks. Charlie should fly soon and begin to campaign the airplane this summer. The airplane is very nice and the craftsmanship is wonderful."


The crew here at NORDO News hopes to bring you more updates on this exciting aircraft soon.

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