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 future President George H.W. Bush made two flights in it during his training to become a Naval Aviator in January 1943.  In the postwar years, it flew as a crop duster before acquisition by the museum.