About Princess Belle...

Princess Belle, Stearman advertisement Army Air CorpsThe famous Princess Belle Stearman was originally built in 1940 as a PT-17. She has a rich military history that began on August 7, 1940 when it was delivered to the US Army Air Corps at the Boeing Airplane Company, Stearman Aircraft Division, Wichita, Kansas.

The airplane was wrecked in May, 1941 when flight cadet J. K. Stewart fell out of the cockpit while in flight. He successfully opened his parachute and survived to tell the tale. The airplane was repaired and returned to illustrious service for several years.

Princess Belle Stearman, Continental Engines Advertisement Army Air CorpsAfter 60 years, Princess Belle was expertly and professionally restored with a no-expenses-barred approach to better than new perfection by the prestigious Air Repair facility, run by Pete Jones, world renown Stearman expert. True to the restoration mission, Princess Belle has earned top honors in every show including Sun-n-Fun. She has been described a the finest PT-17 ever built by Boeing, Stearman or anyone else.

Featured by CNN, the BBC of London and many national and international magazines. This is truly one of the best-looking Stearmans in the world. The Magnificently detailed nose art fit for a museum and winner of many awards was commissioned to world renown artist Chris Cruz.

Princess Belle Stearman Military History with the Army Air Corps during WWII



  • Engine: Cont W670 220hp

  • Propeller: Sensenich W98AA66 Wood

  • Serial No: 75-738

  • TTSN: 175 hrs

  • Currently in Florida

  • NDH, Records Complete all the way to 1940

  • Certified Aerobatics Category

  • Always hangared

  • Restoration: 100% Pete Jones, Air Repair, have documentation.

  • Price: Negot.


  • Condition: 10/10

  • leather seats


  • Condition: 10/10

  • Yellow/Grey/Red/White/Blue Modified Navy Scheme


  • NAV/COM: Garmin 250XL GPS/Radio

  • AUTOPILOT: Trim lever, knees help too

  • ADF: Bendix King ADF 87

  • XPONDER: Bendix King KT 76A

  • INTERCOM: Sigtronics SPA-400N


Princess Belle Stearman in the Air

Princess Belle Stearman Formation

Princess Belle Stearman

Princess Belle Stearman Aft Cockpit Panel

Princess Belle Stearman and Matching Harley

Princess Belle Stearman and matching Harley

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