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Tuesday, August 24, 2021

Historic Aircraft Coming to Butler


One of the most recognizable aircraft in history is the Boeing Stearman biplane as shown here and this particular aircraft will be flying into the Butler airport next week for a special appearance. It’s all part of a program called Dream Flights, which gives veterans and former fliers a chance to not only see this beautiful aircraft up close but includes a ride aloft for a chosen few. 

Dream Flights has a total of six Stearmans in their company and are currently celebrating Operation September Freedom, providing rides to some 1,000 selected veterans in all 50 states in celebration of the 75th anniversary of the ending of WWII (note the celebration was delayed last year due to covid). Luckily, Butler made the list of stops and on August 31st, Harold Carey and Donald Radford, both of Butler, have been selected to take a ride. 

The biplane is expected to taxi in around 9 am and the public is invited to join in this momentous occasion. And, as an added bonus, all veterans present will be invited to sign their name on the aircraft.