Mary Coleman-Woolslayer tells the story of a boy’s love for his biplane from the viewpoint of the plane that just might love him in return.

The Biplane, Betty Lou, discussed in the book “A Biplane and Her Boy” is the Stearman Biplane, which has a very special place in the history of aviation.  Formally called the Model 75 Kaydet Trainer, it is more commonly known as a “Stearman” after one of its designers, Lloyd Stearman.  From 1940 to 1945, almost all army and navy pilots earned their wings in a Stearman.

After World War II, Stearman Biplanes were sold as surplus and used as agricultural airplanes. Some of these antique aircraft have been lovingly restored by dedicated men and women, and today they are flown simply for the joy of flying.

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