November 2009
Volume 08, Issue 07
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A Boeing legend

Boeing provided the trainer in which nearly all U.S. Army and Navy pilots flying in World War II earned their wings. Here's how the Stearman biplane became one of Boeing's largest production runs, with more than 10,000 built. It's an airplane so simple and rugged that more than 1,000 are still flying today.


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Photo Gallery: Stick and rudder

Clear prop! The Boeing Stearman biplane reflects an era when airplanes were simple, noisy and highly subject to wind, weather--even daylight. These photos capture the experience of aviation's formative years--as seen from the cockpit during a recent Sunday flight over Illinois.


Photo Gallery: Stick and rudderPaul Proctor