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Stearman revived

Stearman restorationOur latest restoration is a Boeing Stearman PT27 as used to train several thousand allied pilots during, and for a short while after, the second world war. The aircraft on display is a composition of several different aircraft, the largest portion being the fuselage of an ex Royal Canadian Air Force example.

The aircraft and parts were donated to the museum by Black Barn Aviation who specialise in the restoration of Stearmans to flying condition. Member John Self together with other members of the engineering team have been working on the airframe for over 18 months, for the largest part of this in our Ken Wallis hall on display to the public.

Stearman restoredThe project is complete now, and looks stunning in its bright yellow trainer scheme.

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