Hello, My Name Is Colin Stearman!
This is the new Stearman.com website. Over the next few months I will be adding to and developing the site to include things of interest to me, my family and perhaps anyone who shares the Stearman name.
I will be starting with a blog. In my posts I will discuss subjects that interest me ….. and you, I hope. I will probably express some opinions that you may or may not agree with, and I respect your right to disagree. I’ll be monitoring your comments and publishing those of interest that do not conflict with my sense of values. You will need to register or log in before you can comment. Don’t expect to find anything here that is immoral, sexist, tasteless, anti-Semitic, anti-religion, anti-Muslim, racially motivated or defamatory. Lively and thoughtful discussion is always welcome.
As you may know, one famous holder of the Stearman name was Lloyd Stearman, who developed the World War II PT-17 trainer for the US. Most US pilots trained in a plane like the one below, before going on to fight in another famous plane, the North American P-51 “Mustang”. There are still many PT-17 examples in full airworthy condition and flying on a regular basis. See the links in the footer for more reading material.
I have imported my Family Tree information from the previous site. It’s about 12 years out-of-date but I will be fixing that soon. You can browse it without an account, but to see or edit the details you will need to register or log in..
So welcome, and I hope you’ll stop by often.