AIRCRAFT HISTORY

From the time you arrive at the airport to the time you land, you’ll be re-living history in a way that few will ever experience

Military

The Boeing Stearman Model 75 “Kaydet” occupies a unique place in American aviation history. One of the best-known American biplanes and presently the most numerous, the “Stearman” has had four separate and distinct major careers over a span of 60+ years and the end is still not in sight…

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Agriculture

The majority of the Stearmans in the late-1940’s were dusters, sprayers and seeders that were the backbone of the agricultural fleet. A small industry developed to support these aircraft by providing dispersal equipment, powerplant and fuselage modification kits, and even re-designed “hi-lift” wings since Boeing was not in a position to supply them.

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Air Shows

A handful of re-engined Stearmans found a separate post-war career as air show performers. With the 450 h.p. Pratt & Whitney engine bolted to the front of the airframe, these aircraft had twice the power that they did while they were teaching Army and Navy cadets to fly during the war.

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Antiques

In the years immediately following WW II, an old airplane like a pre-war biplane was often something that a person flew as a cheap “time builder” or because he couldn’t afford anything better. As a result, many old planes in private hands received only minimum care were left to rot when they became un-airworthy and too expensive to re-license.

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Reserve your memorable tour today!

Group rates are available. We'll fly at an altitude of 800-1200' AGL with a course along the Colorado River, Rattlesnake Arches, and the Colorado National Monument.

Vintage Aviation

Offering scenic flights in our newly restored WWII era 1942 Boeing Stearman aircraft throughout most months of the year. Vintage Aviation can make dreams come true.

Experience

Your pilot, Randy Miller, started Vintage Aviation to share the exhilaration and thrill of flight in a vintage 1940's era open-cockpit, radial engine biplane.

History

The Boeing Stearman Model 75 "Kaydet" occupies a unique place in American aviation history. One of the best-known American biplanes and presently the most numerous, the "Stearman" has had four separate and distinct major careers over a span of 60+ years and the end is still not in sight.

Pricing

Book now to reserve one of our memorable tours of the Grand Valley. Your picture of you in the cockpit is a complimentary gift souvenir.

Book your flight

Please call 970-261-4220 or click the link to book now for your memorable, once in a lifetime experience!

Visit our Store

Purchase unique t-shirts, hats (coming soon), coffee cups (coming soon), videos of your flight and other items.

View our Gallery

See some of the flights of our happy customers over the last several years. Experience a once in a lifetime opportunity.

Contact Us

Have a question? Need to book on a specific day? Need us to come to your event, contact us today!

Vintage Aviation Call us at (970) 261-4220 1048 R Road - Mack, CO 81525 USA 10CO