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CAF Minnesota Wing Spring 2023 Update

South St. Paul, MN (April 14, 2023) - The CAF Minnesota Wing, based at the old Navy Training Airfield, Fleming Field, has a very busy spring schedule and many projects keeping the members active. Their current restoration project, the N2S-1 Stearman, is in the process of returning to airworthy status. The N2S-1 is the Navy version of the Boeing Stearman Model 75. The open-cockpit airplane was a primary trainer and introduced prospective pilots to flying. Those who earned their wings progressed to the more advanced trainers, such as the BT-13 Vultee and T-6/SNJ Texan.

The N2S-1 is in the middle of the restoration process and awaiting an overhauled engine. Once completed, the aircraft will be painted yellow with U.S. Navy markings, just as the aircraft would have looked while being used for training at Fleming Field. The Minnesota Wing is excited to restore this airplane with the same markings of aircraft flown at Fleming Field during World War II. By sharing their local story and how it translated to pilots flying across the country and the world during the War, the public will be more interested in this aviation history and the people who participated.

To join the Minnesota Wing’s fun, check out some of their upcoming events.

April 29, 2023: Airpower meets road power at this iconic photo opportunity. You can join the Minnesota Wing at Fleming Field and bring your car or motorcycle for a timeless photo opportunity with B-25 Miss Mitchell. Josh Hway from Dynamic Photowerks will take photos of you and your car onsite. Click here to learn more.

May 13, 2023: Experience history coming to life with a thrilling ride in one of the many World War II aircraft at the Minnesota Wing. You can purchase a living history flight in a single-engine aircraft or a flight in B-25 Miss Mitchell. When you’ve worked up an appetite after your flight, you can head over to Holman’s Table, which is partnering with the wing for the event. Click here for more information on this event.

June 10, 2023: Dance the night away at the annual Minnesota Wing Spring Hangar Dance. There will be music by the Roseville Big Band and dance lessons from TC Swing & Rhythm, along with dancing, food, and prizes for best dressed. Don’t forget to wear your vintage World War II attire. Click here for more information about the event!

Visit www.cafmn.org for more information about the CAF Minnesota Wing.

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