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Blue skies,

Carmelo Turdo, Mark Nankivil and Fred Harl - The Aero Experience Team

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Air Combat Museum In Springfield, IL Receives Stearman, Embarks on Painting Projects

By Carmelo Turdo
The Air Combat Museum, sponsored by George Alarm Company, has received a 1928 Stearman C3-B, one of the few remaining pre-Boeing Stearman aircraft.  The aircraft is in immaculate condition, and joins the other flying aircraft at the museum in Springfield, IL.  Also,several painting projects are underway.  The wings of the museum's P-51D, "Worry Bird," are  being repainted, and the museum's Beech A45 (T-34A) Mentor has been repainted in the likeness of the current U.S. Air Force T-6 Texan II.  These aircraft, and many more, can be seen when visiting the museum.  For more information, please visit  

Special thanks to Mr. Mike George and Mr. Paul Voorhees for allowing The Aero Experience to visit and document the aircraft on display.  

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