Our Stearman N89X was manufactured by Boeing Aircraft, Stearman division, for the United States Navy in 1943. One of 525 N2-S4ís, this aircraft was accepted by Franklin Fishburn, Army Air Force inspector, and flown to Ottumwa NAS and later transferred to NAS Glenview Ill.
During the course of itís Naval Career it introduced numerous cadets to Naval Aviation. These fledgling aviators would learn basic airmanship, formation flying and primary aerobatics in these wonderful airplanes. The cadets nicknamed their trainers Yellow Perils, capturing both the Navyís fondness for painting their trainers yellow and their apprehension for upcoming check rides. In 1945 this aircraft was transferred to storage in Dallas Texas and ultimately sold off into private ownership. Unlike the vast majority of Stearman biplanes, N89X never suffered the hardship employment as a crop duster.
Today this plane is once again available to experience open cockpit flying in beautiful seacoast New Hampshire.
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