Exhibits and Planes

 

Mission

In 1933, Stearman Aircraft began production of the Kaydet and it didn't end until 1945, after some 10,000 had been produced in a variety of forms. Still in use today, usually as crop dusters or week-end pleasure craft, the Kaydet was a rugged 2-seat Primary trainer for the military. It was the first plane student pilots flew solo during their 60 hours of primary instruction.

The PT-17 biplane trainer donated by Al Johnson, a local aerial sprayer, was restored using pieces from several aircraft and hand fabricated replica parts.