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Boeing Stearman A75N1

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Boeing Stearman A75N1

The famous Boeing Stearman Model 75 biplane trainers played a notable part in World War Two, training many thousands of Allied aviators in the USA and Canada. Post-war the type became a popular aerobatic and 'barnstorming' mount. Tracey Curtis-Taylor chose a 1942-vintage ex-US Navy example for her epic two-month, nearly 10,000-mile flight between Cape Town and Goodwood in honour of pioneering aviatrix Mary, Lady Heath, who had made the trip from the South African city to London using an Avro Avian biplane back in 1928. This Tracey, also a pilot of vintage aircraft at the Shuttleworth Collection at Old Warden in Bedfordshire, completed successfully on New Year's Eve 2013.

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