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 Stearmans in the world if not the best. The Magnificently detailed nose art fit for a museum and winner of many awards was commissioned to world renown artist Chris Cruz.

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