PT-17 New Orleans Lady Big Easy Wing

Description:

The Big Easy Wing is proud to be the caretaker of the PT-17 Stearman (N1617M). An iconic biplane that served as the basic trainer for the men and women of the “Greatest Generation.” This colorful Lady has a long and rich history of serving in the military, supporting agriculture development and adorning the sky in aerobatic shows. For 75 years, this Lady has soared the skies. Now, it has become our wing’s obligation to preserve her legacy and her living history for future generations to come

Base:

Big Easy Wing
New Orleans Lakefront Airport, New Orleans, LA

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PT-17 Specs
Role Biplane Trainer
Manufacturer Stearman Aircraft / Boeing
Introduced 1934
Power 1 × Continental R-670-5 seven-cylinder air-cooled radial engine, 220 hp
Length 24 ft 9 in
Height 9 ft 8 in
Wingspan 32 ft 2 in
Range

The Big Easy Wing is proud to be the caretaker of the PT-17 Stearman (N1617M). An iconic biplane that served as the basic trainer for the men and women of the “Greatest Generation.” This colorful Lady has a long and rich history of serving in the military, supporting agriculture development and adorning the sky in aerobatic shows. For 75 years, this Lady has soared the skies. Now, it has become our wing’s obligation to preserve her legacy and her living history for future generations to come

The Stearman (Boeing) Model 75 is a biplane used as a military trainer aircraft, of which at least 10,626 were built in the United States during the 1930s and 1940s.[1] 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 United States Army Air Forces, the United States Navy (as the NS & N2S), and with the Royal Canadian Air Force as the Kaydet throughout World War II. After the conflict was over, thousands of surplus aircraft were sold on the civilian market. In the immediate postwar years they became popular as crop dusters, sports planes, and for aerobatic and wing walking use in air shows.

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