N2S-3 Kaydet

Though nicknamed the Kaydet, the airplane was universally called the Stearman after its manufacturer and served as a primary trainer for the both the Navy and Army Air Forces. This particular airplane served for a time at Naval Air Station Minneapolis, Minnesota, where in January 1943, future President George H.W. Bush made two flights in it during his training to become a Naval Aviator. In the postwar years, it flew as a crop-duster before acquisition by the museum. Read More