Why do we call it the Bush Stearman and why is it yellow?
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- Key Points
- The Stearman “Kaydet”
- Flying the Stearman
- The George H.W. Bush Connection
- U.S. versus Japanese Flight Training
- Yellow Camouflage?
- Appendix; Additional Information
- Used in World War II Primary Training stage, in which pilot candidates first took to the air.
- Built by the Stearman Division of the Boeing Company.
- Usually called the Kaydet or simply “the Stearman,” it was the N2S to the Navy, the PT-13 or PT-17 to the Army, and the Kaydet to British Commonwealth forces. To Stearman, it was the Model 75.
- Simple (e.g., no flaps, etc.), to avoid...