|Fred Harl and Carmelo Turdo|
Most of the surviving Stearman trainers have been carefully restored close to their original stock condition, with some emerging as the highly modified Super Stearman with twice the engine horsepower. In addition to those from the Stearman Flight, we found these beautiful examples in the Vintage Aircraft Area:
Preservation Award winner 1942 B75N1 with Continental W670 engine owned by Michael and Andrew Porter of East Liverpool, OH on Saturday before the gates opened.
1942 A75N1 with Lycoming R680 engine owned by Herb Clark in Florida on Monday in the Vintage Plaza. The aircraft was highly modified by pilot/builder Johnny Dorr for better aerobatic performance.
Several other stock Stearman trainers were seen throughout the week.