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1937 Beech C17B “Staggerwing”

One of the outstanding classic aircraft of the 1930s era, the nickname "Staggerwing" was due to the unusual arrangement of the wings. Traditionally, the top wing was ahead of the bottom wing. Fast, high altitude, aerobatic, luxury appointments, this 5-seat retractable gear airplane was meant for the affluent buyer.


Engine – Lycoming 300 HP

Top speed at sea level - 185 mph

Cruise speed at 7500 feet – 175 mph

Landing speed with flaps– 45 mph

Empty weight - 1850 lbs

Gross weight (maximum) - 3,165 lbs

Gift of William A. Helsell.

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