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An American Stearman Spotted In The U.K.

Aircraft Formerly Based in Buffalo Flown By Actor Tom Cruise

Regular Minnesota Flyer readers may recall a promise to provide updates on the saga of a 1943 Boeing Stearman, previously owned by Ray Johnson.

Johnson had sold his beloved biplane to Paramount Productions and it departed Buffalo into a cold morning sky in March 2021, initially arriving in Florida but ultimately touching down in the United Kingdom as part of an upcoming movie production. (See "Buffalo-Based Boeing Stearman Leaves State" April 2021 issue.)

While not a condition of the sale, the destination and role of the Stearman was to be kept quiet for a time. That time has now elapsed, base...


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