Our 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.
The project is complete now, and looks stunning in its
bright yellow trainer scheme.