An American Stearman Spotted In The U.K.
Aircraft Formerly Based in Buffalo Flown By Actor Tom Cruise
December 1, 2021
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,...