Are airplanes as old as yours safe to fly? Our airplane is very safe. Airplanes, unlike motor vehicles, must comply with very strict maintenance and inspection requirements of the FAA. Every airplane must be inspected annually by certified mechanics and inspectors. If an airplane does not meet airworthiness standards it is grounded until it does.
In addition to the annual inspection our aircraft is inspected every 100 hours of flight time.
Are there restrictions on who can fly with you?
The Stearman can take passengers up to 300 lbs. and is roomy enough to be comfortable for someone that size.
Minors (under 18) of course need written approval of a parent.