PT-13 Heart of America Wing
New Century, KS
Designed in 1934 to meet a US Army specification for a new training airplane, the PT-13 Kaydet was the iconic American training aircraft of World War II. Around 10,000 Stearmans were manufactured for service with the US Army, US Navy (as the N2S), Canada, The Philippines, and many Central American countries. Post-war Stearmans became the airplane of choice for cropdusters and airshow performers. Our PT-13A was accepted by the US Army in 1940 and served throughout the war. Entering the civilian register in 1946, it was graciously donated to the CAF in 2009 by Tom Hall.