The Museum’s venerable Stearman was among the first aircraft in the collection. After a number of years providing memorable rides over the oceanfront to Museum visitors we decided to take it out of service, to conduct a thorough restoration on the aircraft. After several months spent re-covering the aircraft, and going over all of the metal components normally hidden by the aircraft’s skin, our Stearman is now back in the air!
The aircraft has received all new fabric on the fuselage, wings and control surfaces as well as a fresh coat of paint, once again marked as an N2S in Navy Service. Although it is actually an Army airplane PT-17 41-25254, the Navy paint scheme is applied in recognition of our community’s strong connection to Naval Aviation.
Our War Veteran Stearman is now ready, willing and able for rides!