Boeing/Stearman PT-17 "Kaydet"

As part of the Museum’s Adopt-a-Plane program, the Boeing/Stearman PT-17 "Kaydet is  adopted by Averille Dawson.
The Boeing/Stearman PT-17 “Kaydet” served as the primary trainer of the US military from the late 1930s to the end of World War II. Built as a private venture by the Stearman Aircraft Company, the two-seat biplane gained the reputation of being a rugged, easy to fly airplane and became a favorite teacher to many pilots. When Stearman Aircraft Company became a subsidiary of Boeing in 1934, the aircraft’s official name became the Boeing Model 75, although most continue to refer to it as the “Stearman.”

Did you know?

This aircraft has many nicknames, the most popular being the moniker “Kaydet” given to it by the Royal Canadian Air Force

About our Aircraft

Following a complete restoration by Leroy Keener, owner Mr. Rod Lawrence donated this beautiful Boeing/Stearman PT-17 “Kaydet” to the Museum with less than 100 hours on the airframe. Special thanks to Pedron Aircraft Works and Signature Flight Support for their assistance in this project.