Stearman Aircraft Corporation was an aircraft manufacturer in Wichita, Kansas. In 1934 the aircraft manufacturer became a subsidiary of Boeing. Although the Stearman Aircraft produced a range aircraft, it is most known for designing the Model 75, commonly known as the “Stearman” or “Boeing Stearman”. The Stearman (Boeing) Model 75 is a biplane that was used as a military trainer aircraft. At least 9,783 were built in the United States during the 1930s and 1940s. The sound of the Stearman plane stands out from similar aircraft and is considered something of a trademark. Post war the Stearman was used as a crop duster and a sport plane. Today many hundred Stearmans are flown by private owners.
Photo from a 1948 Boeing Stearman biplane in Kissimee, FL
July 5, 2011 | Categories: Aerial Views, Antique, Aviation, Military | Tags: 1948 Boeing Stearman biplane, Aerial View from a Steerman, Aviation, Boeing Stearman, Florida, Flying, Kaydet, Kissimee, Stearman | 1 Comment
Introduced in 1960 the Nanchang CJ-6 is a two seat primary trainer aircraft, powered by a 260-hp Zhuzhou Huosai HS-6 radial piston engine. A common, but mistaken, belief is that the CJ-6 is a Chinese version of the Yakovlev Yak-18A. The CJ-6A, an improved 285 horse version, is a popular hobby plane. A CJ-6 can cost as little as $75,000 in the US resale market. The aircraft appears on the civil register of the USA, Australia, UK, South Africa and other countries.
July 3, 2011 | Categories: Aerial Views, Aerobatic Aircraft, Aircraft Cockpit, Antique, Aviation, Military | Tags: aerial view of pacific ocean, Aerobatic Aircraft, airplane cockpit, CA, California, CJ-6, CJ-6A, dive, Experimental aircraft, Flying, Los Angeles, Nanchang CJ-6, roll over, Torrance, trainer, warbird | Leave a comment
The de Havilland DH 82 Tiger Moth is a 1930s biplane designed by Geoffrey de Havilland and was operated by the Royal Air Force between the 30s and early 50s. From the 30s till today this aircraft is occasionally used as a primary trainer. Tiger Moths still remain in widespread use as a recreational aircraft in many countries.
June 24, 2011 | Categories: Aerobatic Aircraft, Aircraft Photos, Antique, Military, Prof. Aerial Photography | Tags: 2010 International Judges Award, aerial photography, Andrew Griffiths, Biplane, de Havilland, Eye of the Tiger, lensaloft | Leave a comment
The B-17 Flying Fortress was a high-flying, powerful bomber that was able to defend itself, and return home from long range missions despite extensive battle damage. The B-17 had a greater service ceiling than similar aircraft of its time. The B-17 proved itself as an effective weapons system, dropping more bombs than any other U.S. aircraft in World War II.