A Cessna 150, Revived

Scott Urban, a Red Canoe customer from Pasco, WA, recently sent us some photos. “The photos are of my 1967 Cessna 150G and my 1943 Boeing Stearman PT-17,” he told us. “I bought the Cessna 150 in a pile of parts about 10 years ago and restored it; it hadn’t flown since 1977. I bought the Stearman in spring of 2010, and in May, I flew it from Wisconsin to Washington State – about 1500 miles. This Stearman started its life as a Navy N2S-5 version, training pilots during WWII. It was later sold as surplus to a crop-duster in Texas, and then restored to its current configuration as Army Air Corps PT-17. Both aircraft are an absolute pleasure to fly.”

To thank Mr. Urban for his letter, we’ve sent him a Boeing Experimental Flight Test cap.

Please, tell us your story, and send us pictures, too. If we post it on the blog, we’ll send you a piece of Red Canoe swag to say thanks. Email us here, or mail your pics to this address.


Mr. Urban stands proud, wearing our USAAC roundel cap.


Above, the Boeing Stearman PT-17.


Above, the Cessna 150G.

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