Thursday, April 27, 2006


Steve's Video Of The Day: "Stearman PT-17"!

I remember as a kid, one of my first remote-controlled powered aircraft was the Messerschmitt Bf-109, and my buddy John Hatton had the Stearman PT-17 (N2S) in US Navy colours. These aircraft were controlled by a handle and 2 lines attached to the aircraft, and they were flown in a circle. We had many hours of great enjoyment, and some of the "wipe-outs" were spectacular. Model glue, duct tape, and wire, allowed the somewhat "crippled" aircraft to return to the skies again the next day. Anyhow, I have always had a soft spot for the Stearman. Rugged, bi-plane, open cockpit, tail-dragger, and Continental R-670 radial engine. Sweet!

VIDEO - "Stearman PT-17"!

COPA Flight had a story in May's publication regarding SportAir of Vernon, B.C., operating a Stearman for flight-seeing, barn-storming, etc.. Check them out, sounds to me like it would be a great "rush"! Contact Rhys Perraton,, call 250-503-0970, or 250-307-4200.

WEBSITE - SportAir Ltd.

WEBSITE - Canadian Owners and Pilots Association

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