Monthly Archives: March 2016

Stearman “88” project update

March, 24th | Posted by Ben

In our January post on current Stearman projects we made mention of serial number 75-2284. The buzz number for 75-2284 is 88. So, here is the progress on Stearman “88” since we’ve started the project in January. All new wings … Continue reading

New European Dealer for RARE Aircraft Ltd

March, 9th | Posted by Ben

RARE Aircraft Ltd is pleased to announce partnership with Superbe Aile of Roanne, France, ,as our exclusive importer and parts dealer for all EU countries. Our contact for Superbe Aile is Julien Paire who is a professional pilot and … Continue reading

Stearman N4494N Test Flight

March, 8th | Posted by Ben

We conducted the first test flight since completion of remanufacture on Stearman N4494N yesterday. Other than requiring a minor rigging adjustment all went perfectly. With unseasonably moderate temperatures it was quite easy to put 1.5 on the hour meter. Thank … Continue reading

Stearman N4494N first run.

March, 4th | Posted by Ben

First run today for Stearman N4494N, “275” post remanufacture. RARE Aircraft Jacobs conversion STC. Engine by Air Repair Inc. Typical engine out of the can from ARI; very smooth, completely leak free and amazingly low oil consumption. Ready to go! … Continue reading

RARE Aircraft Biplane Fly In

March, 3rd | Posted by Ben

RARE Aircraft Biplane Migration Fly-In June 17th-19th 2016 Come join us for a FLY IN event! We have invited all of our restorations and numerous of our biplane friends from across the country to make the migration to our home … Continue reading

WACO UPF-7 Testimonial

March, 2nd | Posted by Ben

Over the years we have had the occasional privilege of an elder pilot approach us at a air show to share memories of their time and love of the WACO UPF-7. Watching them gaze upon the airplane you see ponderance … Continue reading

Stearman Wings in Stock

March, 1st | Posted by Ben

RARE Aircraft keeps a supply of new Stearman wings in stock which are ready for cover. Our ¬†wood shop produces precision built wings that have all new wood, grade A fittings and new hardware including all new aluminum bolts as … Continue reading

SR-8B Test Flight

March, 1st | Posted by Ben

Last week we performed the first flight on N81E. A half hour was put on the aircraft around the airport. The aircraft handles very well with no issues as of yet. We plan on resuming flight ops as soon as … Continue reading