Video: What it’s like to fly the Planes of Fame Stearman

Planes of Fame is currently closed due to COVID-19 and had to cancel its annual airshow. So since you can’t come to Planes of Fame, they are bringing some of their airplanes to you, via YouTube. In a recently posted video, pilot and mechanic Pete Blood does a walk around of the museum’s Stearman PT-17, […]

First Mid-Atlantic Stearman Fly-in held

Seven Stearmans and more than a dozen Stearman owners gathered at Stafford Regional Airport (KRMN) in Virginia on May 18, 2019, for the first fly-in of the Mid-Atlantic Stearman Association. The association hopes to make the fly-in an annual event. According to Lee Fox, those attending admired each others’ planes and swapped knowledge and tips […]

Pictures of the Day: Stearman reflections

Lee Fox submitted the following photos, taken by Brian Rosenstein, and a note: “Topping off this newly acquired Stearman right after a passing rain shower created a chance puddle that afforded a photo op that was not to be passed up. The picture was taken at Shannon Airport (KEZF) in Virginia, home of the Shannon […]

Picture of the Day: Waiting for takeoff

Jeff Kimball sent in this photo for Picture of the Day, calling it “Waiting for takeoff.” It was taken at Gillespie Field near San Diego, May 11, 2018, during a Stearman Fly-In. Would you like to have your photo featured as Picture of the Day? You can submit it via this form. All photos sent […]

Historic plane finds a home at an historic place

For Mike Cifelli, three’s the charm. The Long Island resident owns three airplanes: A Bonanza, a Piper Cub, and a 1942 Stearman. “The wife and I, we travel,” he explains. “The Bonanza is what we use to travel, but the Stearman’s just a plane that you can get in and, when you have no place […]