“As airline pilots, Rodolphe and I often had to travel to USA, especially Seattle. Visiting collections in Paine Field, we discovered a fantastic red beech 17. Better and new. Close to the rudder cables was a tiny label : “Rare Aircraft, MN”
At this time, we were looking for a Boeing Stearman to fulfill a dream. So back to our hotel we googled “Rare Aircraft” and found out that N56178, a Stearman, was for sale by these people. The dream could begin.
Back to France we phoned the company, the owner, Roy, told us about this plane, sent the pictures, and we realized this plane was really what we were looking for. It took me 2 weeks before I could make it to Faribault. 2 weeks which could have been enough for Roy to sell the plane within the USA. But we had made a “telephone hand shake” and the plane was waiting for us.
How excited I was when I push the entrance door of the hangar. N56178 was here, all the Redman family took time to describe the plane to me. All the papers where fine, the plane was as nice as I could spot on the picture. We made the deal and the plane was containerized.
I will always remember Jeremy telling me “We stand behind our sales” and that is for sure absolutely true. Of course we had small difficulties flying in Europe the plane, because she is a grand mother. Each time I need an advice I call or email Rare Aircraft and each time I get an accurate answer.
Be sure that if we can afford, our next plane will come from Rare Aircraft”
French Flight School dedicated to Stearman : www.stearman.fr
President of the “Stearman Club de France”
John L. Parish, Jr.
The grin is testimonial to my satisfaction of Your work and to the great pleasure of meeting and dealing with the Redman Family !!!! Thank You all so much !!
Chuck Doyle Jr. | Webster, MN
I heart fully thank the crew at Rare Aircraft for not only saving my Dad’s historic Stearman but, doing such a professional job on the restoration!!! It flew hands off on the first flight and now with 25 hours on it the only thing I’ve had to do is change oil!!! I feel it is the “Best” of the Best!!! Thank you!!!
“I had the pleasure of acquiring my Carbon Cub through Ben Redman of Rare Aircraft. The entire process was conducted in an efficient, friendly manner without a glitch. Servicing the plane has always been handled in a thorough, professional and customer friendly fashion. They’re always responsive to questions and offer sound advice. I highly recommend their organization”
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