The Boeing Stearman (Model 75) was used as a primary training aircraft in the United States in the 1930 and 1940s. It proved to be such a strong and reliable workhorse that over 10,600 were built during this period. After the end of the war, thousands of surplus aircraft were sold on the civilian market and they were used for air shows, wing walking, aerobatics and crop dusting.
Our example, an N2S-3, originally built for the US Navy basic trainer. After service with US Navy it spent time in South America as crop duster before being restored to airworthiness in the UK in the early 1990s. Now fitted with a 300hp 9 cylinder Lycoming radial engine, the Stearman is an iconic eye catching aircraft that always turns heads wherever it goes.