Almost 19 years to the day since it last flew, our 1928 Stearman C3B returned to the skies over Brodhead today.
Pilot Greg Heckman and our team of mechanics have been working on the old girl for several weeks, fixing several minor squawks and making sure everything turned in the right direction. Since it was restored in 1997, this aircraft has only flown once and we have been eager to get it back in the air and show it off a little.
Greg completed two flights of about 45 minutes each today with no major problems. We look forward to flying it more in the coming weeks.
Be sure to visit us during the Grassroots fly-in Sept 9-10 and see the Stearman fly in person.