Aircraft Photo of N985SS | Boeing N2S-4/R985 Kaydet (A75N1) | AirHistory.net #102945
Aircraft
Registration / Serial:N985SS
Aircraft Original Type:Stearman Kaydet
Aircraft Generic Type:Boeing PT-13/17/27/N2S Kaydet (75)
Aircraft Version:Boeing N2S-4/R985 Kaydet (A75N1)
C/n (msn):75-3431
Location
City / Airport:Santa Rosa - Charles M Schulz / Sonoma CountyMap
Region / Country:California, United States
Airport Codes:ICAO: -   IATA: -   Local: STS   Other: -
Event:Wings Over Wine Country Airshow 2010
 
Photo Date:21 August 2010
Photo by:Edward Kehler
Photo ID: 102945
Photo Comment

This aircraft is seen performing a re-enactment of the first official air mail flight in the world at the 2010 Wings over Wine Country Air Show. On February 17, 1911, Fred Wiseman carried three letters between Petaluma, California and Santa Rosa, California. Update: On April 20, 2013, this aircraft made an emergency crash landing in a Santa Rosa-area vineyard, flipping over and coming to rest inverted. Fortunately, the pilot survived and the aircraft was declared repairable.

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