The Stearman (Boeing) Model 75 is a biplane used as a military trainer aircraft, of which at least 8,584 were built in the United States during the 1930s and 1940s. Stearman Aircraft became a subsidiary of Boeing in 1934. Widely known as the Stearman, Boeing Stearman or Kaydet, it served as a primary trainer for the USAAF, the USN (as the NS & N2S), and with the RCAF as the Kaydet throughout World War II. After the conflict was over, thousands of surplus aircraft were sold on the civil market. In the immediate post-war years they became popular as crop dusters, sports planes, and for aerobatic and wing walking use in airshows. (From Wikipedia)
Taken from the ground during an air show at the Naval Air Facility in El Centro, California.
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photoray (6712) 2013-09-30 14:40
My dentist has a Stearman 75 and your view is admirable for stop action in flight.
I also like its rotary engine which was popular with biplanes.
He flies over my house from the nearby Cameron Airpark.
Sonata11 (31255) 2013-09-30 21:02
wonderful composition of this beautiful aircraft which you show beautifully. Like the execution and great framework as well. Tfs.
All the best,
ChrisJ (91342) 2013-10-01 13:36
Nice motion blur of the propeller on the vintage plane with good sharpness and a superb blue sky backdrop. I like the warm cold color contrast between the blue and yellow. Effective tight framing and cropping. Good to see some of the pilot too! Tfs!
- Copyright: Eleu Tabares (eldancer1) (20868)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-03-11
- Categories: Daily Life, Transportation, Event, Decisive Moment
- Exposure: f/9.0, 1/320 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-09-30 6:54