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Sunday, September 2, 2012

Another Grand Old Stearman Takes to Air

It's always exciting to see another great old biplane take to the air.  The first time a new set of tires attached to a new restoration leaves the ground, it is exciting for anyone who loves these old birds.
For some people first flight news brings a sense of hope that more will be saved; for others a sense of accomplishment is felt; for the craftsmen pride; the pilot thrill; the owner all the above.  Sarah Wilson, holding title to Stearman Model 4E NC667K, has to be excited; on August 29th she took it into the air for its first post-restoration flight.  It was also the the first time it had flown decades.
Congratulations Sarah.
To learn more about this wonderful plane, click here.

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